Fred Burnaby's A Ride to Khiva: An Adventure in Central Asia PDF

By Fred Burnaby

ISBN-10: 1373532386

ISBN-13: 9781373532381

ISBN-10: 1602063966

ISBN-13: 9781602063969

project most unlikely – the imperative Asian urban of Khiva, closed to Europeans by way of the Russians and a potential springboard for an invasion of India. the guy to adopt it – Captain Fred Burnaby, six foot 4 in his socks, an excellent horseman, a crack shot and robust as an ox, with 8 languages less than his belt. within the wintry weather of 1875, braving frostbite and snowdrifts and unbeknown to his military superiors who may have forbidden it, he set out throughout imperative Asia to enquire the newest mystery Russian strikes within the nice video game. His get pleasure from a lifetime of possibility and experience nonetheless burns during the pages of those younger travels, as does his spontaneous affection for the Cossack soldiers and the Tartar, Khirgiz and Turkoman tribesmen he encountered on his strategy to meet the Khan of Khiva. as soon as there, Burnaby was once instantly ordered domestic via an alarmed executive. And in London, he sat down and wrote this bestselling account of his adventures.

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