See 1 question about The Great Game…. Hopkirk is a vivid writer with a knowledge of all of the key players. The Battle of Sekigahara Chris Glenn.
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The Great Game is by far one of the most enjoyable books I've ever read. Flashpoint in the High Pamirs. Prter for Kim Peter Hopkirk. The Great Game is the name Rudyard Kipling immortalized in his classic novel Kim about the imperial cold war between England and Russia over the high mountains and deserts between British India and Russia.
The Great Game: On Secret Service in High Asia - Peter Hopkirk - Google Books
Deng Xiaoping Alexander V. Selected pages Title Page. The Great Game constitutes my second attempt to build a background In The Great Game, Peter Hopkirk has reported a lot of history with just enough analysis. Fragmented, but united in xenophobia, the multiple peoples of Afghanistan hopkikr comply with the wishes of foreign forces.
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By design the many local peoples are not the purpose of this history. He does warn you early on that his goal is to be impartial, but you can't tell a bit as you read.
William Dalrymple: five books about the Great Game
Nov 17, Erin Deathstar rated it it was amazing. Also by Peter Hopkirk. Jun 03, Lauren Albert rated it it was amazing Shelves: What the Great Game fails to analyze is the thinking and interests of peetr many peoples who would gxme against, ally with or otherwise own all of the ground that the two recognized powers would invade, fight over or otherwise manipulate in favor of goals rarely consistent with the culture or needs of the peoples who were already there.
Mar 29, Maitrey rated it it was ok Shelves: Published by Kodansha first published There is a big chunk of events where these two books overlap and compared to Dalrymple's balanced approach, Hopkirk emerges too Brit-centric for my taste.
William Dalrymple: five books about the Great Game - Telegraph
Peter Hopkirk's book; Hopikrk Great Game: Missioni terrificanti, massacri da vendicare, piste innevate, cannoni trascinati a quattromila metri, deserti e fortezze gqme creta, Russi, Cinesi, Inglesi e loro alleati si incontrano e scontrano per contendersi terre che allora erano ignote ai contendenti stessi.
A compelling narrative with fantastic material, I d It's a fabulous eastern action adventure full of the brave and resourceful British explorers and fighters confronting treacherous oriental despots as they maneuver to protect the jewel in the crown from another colonial power. Treachery, bluff and double bluff were the cards in the Great Game.
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Si iscrive al torneo di bridge? View all 12 comments. It had happenedhe said, back in June, when Britain's reputation as a power to be feared in Central Asia was at rock bottom. Some accounts from Russian players are told objectively, tthe it's the British side the one who gets the most attention. The Railway Man Eric Lomax.
In other words less about who the individuals holkirk and more about what specifically Russia and Great Briton were doing and what they hoped to accomplish.
A must for anyone who, like me, wants a concise history of imperial interference in this area. In particular, Afghanistan remained an intractable buffer between the two imperial giants. Gravel Heart Abdulrazak Gurnah.
There's a lot of unknown knowledge in this area and it's pretty fun to read about it before it's been totally containerized.