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1 Brysac, Karl E., And Shareen Blair Tournament of Shadows: The Great Game and the Race for Empire in Central Asia
Washington Counterpoint 1999 1582430284 / 9781582430287 1st Printing Hard Cover Very Good DJ Very Good Thick Large Octavo 
Equal parts geopolitical intrigue and quest for Shangri-la, the Great Game was the imperialist duel for influence in Central Asia that occupied the best and the brightest of the Russian and British empires through the entire 19th century and the beginning of the 20th (Publisher's Weekly). 671pp. 
Price: 8.00 USD
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2 Lattimore, Owen The Desert Road to Turkestan
Boston Little, Brown & Co. 1929 1st Printing Rebound in library hard cover G-VG No Jacket Large Octavo 

Price: 50.00 USD
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3 Meyer, Karl E. The Dust of Empire: The Race for Mastery in the Asian Heartland
New York Public Affairs Press 2003 1586480480 / 9781586480486 1st Printing Hard Cover Near Fine DJ Near Fine Large Octavo 

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4 Meyer, Karl E. The Dust of Empire: The Race for Mastery in the Asian Heartland
New York PublicAffairs 2003 1586480480 / 9781586480486 1st Printing Hard Cover (x-library) Very Good DJ Very Good Large Octavo 
Since the late nineteenth century, geopolitical strategists have emphasized the value of controlling the "world island" of Eurasia; the key to mastery of that island is control, directly or indirectly, of the Central Asian heartland that stretches from the Caucasus to the Chinese border. Meyer, the editor of World Policy Journal, traces the various struggles by outside powers to control this vital region, illuminating the culture and history of the various peoples that have invaded, conquered, and settled in these diverse lands. His analysis of the efforts of Russia first to resist the onslaught of central Asian nomads and then to subdue and pacify them is both astute and essential to understanding the complex relationships that have followed the dissolution of the Soviet Union. The description of the frustrations and humiliations that sowed the seeds of the Islamic revolution in Iran should be essential reading for those who continue to find Iranian hostility to outsiders baffling. A timely analysis of an area likely to be the focus of American concerns for a long time. Jay Freeman, Booklist. 252pp. Ex-library with usual markings and labels, card pocket rear. Dust jacket in plastic sleeve, taped to boards. 
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