MEYER, KARL E. & BRYSAC, SHAREEN BLAIR.
Title Tournament Of Shadows: The Great Game And The Race For Empire In Central Asia.
Book Condition Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition.
Edition First Printing.
Publisher Counterpoint, Washington: 1999.
1582430284 / 9781582430287
Seller ID 61991X1
From the romantic conflicts of the Victorian Great Game to the Russian invasion of Afghanistan, Tournament of Shadows traces the struggle for mastery of Central Asia from 1812 to present times. It restores to life a remarkable roster of characters - soldiers, adventurers, mystics, princely pretenders, explorers, proconsuls and spymasters, some famous, some obscure - in an unfolding, hard-to-put-down narrative. Includes an Index.
(Key Words: Central Asia, Great Britain, Karl E. Meyer, Soviet Union, Shareen Blair Brysac, Sir Francis Edward Younghusband, Queen Victoria, Tashi Panchen Lamas, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Nikolai Mikhailovich Przhevalsky, Rudyard Kipling, Lord Edward Lytton, Sven Hedun, Genghis Khan, Agvan Dorzhiev, Dali Lamas, Lord George Nathaniel Curzon, Frederick M. Bailey).