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Setting the East Ablaze

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Description for Setting the East Ablaze Paperback. 'A gripping account of the terrible, confused struggle for mastery of Central Asia that followed the Russian Revolution' Evening Standard Num Pages: 272 pages, 8pp black and white. BIC Classification: 1DBK; 1DVUA; 1FCA; 3JJG; HBJF; HBLW. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 197 x 129 x 16. Weight in Grams: 198.
'Let us turn our faces towards Asia', exhorted Lenin when the long-awaited revolution in Europe failed to materialize. 'The East will help us conquer the West.' Peter Hopkirk's book tells for the first time the story of the Bolshevik attempt to set the East ablaze with the heady new gospel of Marxism. Lenin's dream was to liberate the whole of Asia, but his starting point was British India. A shadowy undeclared war followed. Among the players in this new Great Game were British spies, Communist revolutionaries, Muslim visionaries and Chinese warlords - as well as a White Russian baron who ... Read more

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About Peter Hopkirk
Peter Hopkirk travelled widely in the regions where his six books are set: Central Asia, the Caucasus, China, Russia, India and Pakistan, Iran, and Eastern Turkey. He worked as an ITN reporter, the New York correspondent of the old Daily Express, and - for twenty years - on The Times. No stranger to misadventure, he was twice held in secret ... Read more

Reviews for Setting the East Ablaze
'A classic example of truth outpacing fiction'
Times Literary Supplement
'The stuff of a dozen adventure movies . . . everything a ripping good yarn should be'
New York Times

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