The Great Game: On Secret Service in High Asia

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The "Great Game" was an imperial, political, diplomatic, and military enterprise in which intrepid individuals played for high stakes in a struggle that stretched from the Causasus in the West to Chinese Turkestan and Tibet in the East. The prize was British India. When play first began, the frontiers of Russia and India lay some 2000 miles apart; by the end, the gap had reduced in some places to just 20 miles. Officers on either side, disguised as holy men and horse traders, or advancing in full uniform, delighted in the ...

The Great Game: On Secret Service in High Asia 2001, Oxford University Press, Oxford

ISBN-13: 9780192802323

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The Great Game: On Secret Service in High Asia 1991, Oxford Paperbacks, Oxford

ISBN-13: 9780192827999

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The Great Game: On Secret Service in High Asia 1990, John Murray Publishers Ltd, London

ISBN-13: 9780719547270

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