Peter Hopkirk, "The Great Game: On Secret Service in High Asia"
English | ISBN 10: 0719564476 | 2006 | MOBI | 566 pages | 1.5 MB
For nearly a century the two most powerful nations on earth, Victorian Britain and Tsarist Russia, fought a secret war in the lonely passes and deserts of Central Asia. Those engaged in this shadowy struggle called it "The Great Game," a phrase immortalized by Kipling. When play first began, the two rival empires lay nearly 2,000 miles apart. By the end, some Russian outposts were within 20 miles of India.