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Setting the East Ablaze By Peter Hopkirk

Setting the East Ablaze
by Peter Hopkirk

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When the Communist revolution in Western Europe failed to occur, Lenin turned his attention to Asia, commencing with British India. This is an extraordinary tale of intrigue whose echoes continue to be heard in Afghanistan and elsewhere today.
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Setting the East Ablaze: Lenin's Dream of an Empire in Asia by Peter Hopkirk

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.

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Setting the East Ablaze: Lenin's Dream of an Empire in Asia by Peter Hopkirk
Peter Hopkirk
Oxford Paperbacks
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Oxford University Press
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