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Setting the East Ablaze: Lenins Dream of an Empire in Asia

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Let us turn our faces towards Asia, exhorted Lenin when the long-awaited revolution in Europe failed to materialize. The East will help us conquer the West. Peter Hopkirks book tells for the first time the story of the Bolshevik attempt to set the East ablaze with the heady new gospel of Marxism. Lenins dream was to liberate the whole of Asia, but his starting point Let us turn our faces towards Asia, exhorted Lenin when the long-awaited revolution in Europe failed to materialize. The East will help us conquer the West. Peter Hopkirks book tells for the first time the story of the Bolshevik attempt to set the East ablaze with the heady new gospel of Marxism. Lenins 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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Let us turn our faces towards Asia, exhorted Lenin when the long-awaited revolution in Europe failed to materialize. The East will help us conquer the West. Peter Hopkirks book tells for the first time the story of the Bolshevik attempt to set the East ablaze with the heady new gospel of Marxism. Lenins dream was to liberate the whole of Asia, but his starting point Let us turn our faces towards Asia, exhorted Lenin when the long-awaited revolution in Europe failed to materialize. The East will help us conquer the West. Peter Hopkirks book tells for the first time the story of the Bolshevik attempt to set the East ablaze with the heady new gospel of Marxism. Lenins 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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Title Setting the East Ablaze: Lenins Dream of an Empire in Asia Height 12.7
Peter Hopkirk Width 1.5
ISBN-13 9780719564505 Binding Paperback
ISBN-10 #0719564506 Spine Width
Publisher Hodder & Stoughton Pages 272
Edition 2010 Availability Out Of Stock

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