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Person from England
     

Person from England

by Fitzroy Maclean
 

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For the greater part of the 19th century, from the Caspian to the Karakoram and from the Khyber Pass to the confines of Siberia, Englishmen, Russians and others contended for control of Central Asia. They called it the Great Game.

In A PERSON FROM ENGLAND Sir Fitzroy MacLean recalls the romantic fascination this contest held for the players. He tells the dramatic

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For the greater part of the 19th century, from the Caspian to the Karakoram and from the Khyber Pass to the confines of Siberia, Englishmen, Russians and others contended for control of Central Asia. They called it the Great Game.

In A PERSON FROM ENGLAND Sir Fitzroy MacLean recalls the romantic fascination this contest held for the players. He tells the dramatic stories of agents, travelers and spies, official and unofficial, military and civilian, who in the course of 100 years infiltrated the Khanates of Central Asia.

"MacLean calls to memory men who should not be forgotten. He portrays fantastic and little-known adventures and pictures a fascinating corner of the world in its shining hour." (B-O-T Editorial Review Board)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780712603379
Publisher:
Hippocrene Books, Inc.
Publication date:
04/28/1984
Series:
Century Travellers Ser.
Pages:
272

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