product description page

Great Game : The Struggle for Empire in Central Asia (Unabridged) (CD/Spoken Word) (Peter Hopkirk)

$34.43
MSRPReg: $54.99 Save $20.56 (37% off)
shipping not available
free order pickup not available
not sold at Manhattan Herald Square

about this item

The Great Game between Victorian Britain and Tsarist Russia was fought across desolate terrain from the Caucasus to China, over the lonely passes of the Parmirs and Karakorams, in the blazing Kerman and Helmund deserts, and through the caravan towns of the old Silk Road-both powers scrambling to control access to the riches of India and the East. When play first began, the frontiers of Russia and British India lay 2000 miles apart; by the end, this distance had shrunk to twenty miles at some points. Now, in the vacuum left by the disintegration of the Soviet Union, there is once again talk of Russian soldiers "dipping their toes in the Indian Ocean." The Washington Post has said that "every story Peter Hopkirk touches is totally engrossing." In this gripping narrative he recounts a breathtaking tale of espionage and treachery through the actual experiences of its colorful characters. Based on meticulous scholarship and on-the-spot research, this is the history at the core of today's geopolitics.

trending audio books

  • Medical Medium : Secrets Behind Chronic and Mystery Illness and How to Finally Heal (Unabridged)

    $32.03

  • Embraced : 100 Devotions to Know God Is Holding You Close - Unabridged by Lysa TerKeurst (CD/Spoken

    $19.85

  • Magic Tree House Collection Books 1-8 : Dinosaurs Before Dark/Knight at Dawn/Mummies in the

    $27.00

  • Last Shot -  Unabridged (Star Wars: Han and Lando) by Daniel Josu00e9 Older (CD/Spoken Word)

    $28.99

  • You’re Not the Boss of Me : Brat-Proofing Your Four- to Twelve-Year-Old Child (Unabridged)

    $25.83

recommended

  • SheaMoisture® Mongongo & Hemp Seed Oils High Porosity Moisture-Seal Shampoo - 13 fl oz

    $10.99

  • 2018 TF Publishing Desk Calendar

  • Employment Discrimination (Paperback) (Joel Wm. Friedman)

    $50.30

  • Thousands : Poems (Paperback) (Lightsey Darst)

    $11.56

  • Love Print Throw Pillow Collection - Surya

    $25.49 - $33.99


from the manufacturer


guest reviews

Prices, promotions, styles and availability may vary by store & online. See our price match guarantee. See how a store is chosen for you.