Like Hidden Fire: The Plot to Bring Down the British Empire

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Kodansha, 1997 - History - 431 pages
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A GRIPPING STORY OF IMPERIAL AMBITION, SWASHBUCKLING ADVENTURE, AND THE KAISER'S OWN JIHAD.


An acclaimed historian tells, for the first time, the full story of the conspiracy between the Germans and the Turks to unleash a Muslim holy war against the British in India and the Russians in the Caucasus. Drawing on recently opened intelligence files and rare personal accounts, Peter Hopkirk skillfully reconstructs the Kaiser's bold plan and describes the exploits of the secret agents on both sides--disguised variously as archaeologists, traders, and circus performers--as they sought to foment or foil the uprising and determine the outcome of World War I.

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LIKE HIDDEN FIRE: The Plot to Bring Down the British Empire

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Another charge through the imperial past as Hopkirk deftly marshals facts, larger-than-life characters, and sweeping battles to demonstrate how close the Germans and their Turkish allies came to ... Read full review

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The author of The Great Game (Kodansha, 1992) and other espionage narratives, Hopkirk tells a lively World War I story in this account of the Turco-German effort to move to the East and disrupt the ... Read full review

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PETER HOPKIRK, a former reporter for the Times of London, has written several books about adventures in Central Asia, including The Great Game, Setting the East Ablaze, and Trespassers on the Roof of the World, all available from Kodansha Globe.

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