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Setting the East Ablaze: Lenin's Dream of an Empire in Asia (Oxford Paperbacks)

Hopkirk, Peter

Editore: Oxford Paperbacks, 1986
ISBN 10: 0192851667 / ISBN 13: 9780192851666
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Titolo: Setting the East Ablaze: Lenin's Dream of an...

Casa editrice: Oxford Paperbacks

Data di pubblicazione: 1986

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Riassunto: As the European revolution failed to materialize, Lenin decreed, `Let us turn our faces towards Asia. The East will help us to conquer the West.' Pieced together from secret reports and eye-witness memoirs, this is the first book to tell the story of the Bolshevik attempt to spread Marxism throughout Asia and its frustration by British Indian intelligence agents. An extraordinary story of the intrigue and treachery of the Great Game, its key players include Chinese warlords, Muslim visionaries, and a White Russian baron who roasted his Communist captives alive. This book is intended for readers of twentieth-century history with an interest in Central Asia, Russia, superpower relations, communism; fans of Hopkirk's other accounts of adventure and espionage.

Recensione: Amid the sand and rock of Central Asia, Russia and England spent much of the 19th century playing what historians have come to call the Great Game: the struggle for control over transcontinental routes from Europe to the Far East. When the Bolsheviks came to power in 1917, Lenin continued to press Russian--now Soviet--claims to faraway, fabled places such as Samarkand and Hotan. The intrigues of his agents and their British counterparts, swashbucklers all, could come from a modern spy novel, and they make for fascinating reading in Peter Hopkirk's vivid account.

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