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On Secret Service East of Constantinople

The Plot to Bring Down the British Empire

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On Secret Service East of Constantinople by Peter Hopkirk
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Under the banner of a Holy War, masterminded in Berlin and unleashed from Constantinople, the Germans and the Turks set out in 1914 to foment violent revolutionary uprisings against the British in India and the Russians in Central Asia. It was a new and more sinister version of the old Great Game, with world domination as its ultimate aim. Here, told in epic detail and for the first time, is the true story behind John Buchan's classic wartime thriller Greenmantle, recounted through the adventures and misadventures of the secret agents and others who took part in it. It is an ominously topical tale today in view of the continuing turmoil in this volatile region where the Great Game has never really ceased.

Author Biography

Peter Hopkirk has travelled widely in the regions where his six books are set - Central Asia, the Caucasus, China, India and Pakistan, Iran, and Eastern Turkey. He has worked as an ITN reporter, the New York correspondent of the old Daily Express, and - for twenty years - on The Times. No stranger to misadventure, he has twice been held in secret police cells and has also been hijacked by Arab terrorists. His works have been translated into fourteen languages.
Release date NZ
March 27th, 2006
Author
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Illustrations
8 pp b/w
Imprint
John Murray Publishers Ltd
Pages
448
Dimensions
134x197x29
ISBN-13
9780719564512
Product ID
1647260

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