Peter Hopkirk - Setting the East Ablaze
Setting the East Ablaze
Lenin's Dream of an Empire in Asia
Peter Hopkirk

Uitgeverij John Murray
252 Pagina's
Bindwijze: paperback


Peter Hopkirk's book tells for the first time the story of the Bolshevik attempt to set the East ablaze with the heady new gospel of Marxism. Lenin's dream was to liberate the whole of Asia, but his starting point was British India. A shadowy undeclared war followed.

Among the players in this new Great Game were British spies, Communist revolutionaries, Muslim visionaries and Chinese warlords - as well as a White Russian baron who roasted his Bolshevik captives alive.

Here is an extraordinary tale of intrigue and treachery, barbarism and civil war, whose violent repercussions continue to be felt in Central Asia today.




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