Book #56199

Tournament of Shadows: the Great Game and the Race for Empire in Central Asia - 1st Edition/1st Printing

Karl E. Meyer, Shareen Blair Brysac

Binding: Hardcover
Book Condition: Fine in Fine dust jacket
Edition: First Edition; First Printing
Publisher: Washington, DC: Counterpoint, 1999.

Price: $37.50

A first Printing of the First Edition in Fine condition housed in an equally impressive dust-jacket.

The Tournament of Shadows is the riveting story of the Great Game--the secret conflict between the British and Russian empires for control of Central Asia. This brilliantly written history explores the dramatic and tumultuous years of the nineteenth century, when the balance of power in the region shifted dramatically.

Karl E. Meyer and Shareen Blair Brysac bring to life the colorful characters, dramatic events, and stunning landscapes of the Great Game. From the dusty streets of Kabul to the snow-capped peaks of the Hindu Kush, they vividly describe the intrigues, betrayals, and clashes that shaped the course of history.

This book is the definitive history of the Great Game, an epic struggle between two great empires for control of one of the most remote and volatile regions of the world.; 8vo; 646 pages; Price? ? ?