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FRANCIS YOUNGHUSBAND AND THE GREAT GAME Verrier 1991 1st UK edition DJ
By Verrier, Anthony
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UK, 1991, 1st UK edition. 238 pp, photos.  An excellent study of the ' Great Game ' played out between Britain & Russia for control of Central Asia. Verrier begins with a good account of the development of this rivalry from the First Afghan War of 1838-42 to the 1880's when Francis Younghusband arrived to play a pivotal role in British expansion incl his Tibet campaign of 1904. Historical and biographical analysis of the 'Great Game' told through the life and adventures of the Masterspy, Sir Francis Younghusband, and his role in Britain's Imperial game of 'cat and mouse' with Russia in Afghanistan, Tibet, China and Central Asia. Pages yellowed from age, otherwise Near Fine with DJ.
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