On Secret Service East of Constantinople: The Plot to Bring Down the British Empire

4.27 avg rating
( 428 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780192802309: On Secret Service East of Constantinople: The Plot to Bring Down the British Empire
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

Under the banner of a Holy War, masterminded in Berlin and unleashed from Constantinople, the Germans and the Turks set out in 1914 to foment violent revolutionary uprisings against the British in India and the Russians in Central Asia. It was a new and more sinister version of the old Great Game, with world domination as its ultimate aim. German hawks dreamed of driving the British out of India and creating a vast new Teutonic empire in the East, using their Turkish ally as a springboard. At the same time Turkey's leaders aimed to free the Muslim peoples of Central Asia from the Tsarist yoke - and rule them themselves as part of a new Ottoman empire. The shadowy and often bloody struggle which followed was fought out between the intelligence services of King, Kaiser, Sultan and Tsar. It was to spill over into Persia, Afghanistan, the Caucasus and Central Asia, and be felt as far afield as the United States and China. It was around this colossal conspiracy that John Buchan wove his immortal spy story Greenmantle. Here, told in epic detail and for the first time, is the extraordinary story of the Turco-German jihad of the First World War, recounted through the adventures and misadventures of the secret agents and others who took part in it. Pieced together from the secret intelligence reports of the day and the long-forgotten memoirs of the participants, Peter Hopkirk's latest narrative is an enthralling sequel to his best-selling The Great Game, and his three earlier works set in Central Asia. It is also highly topical in view of recent events in this volatile region where the Great Game has never really ceased. The rise of Islamic fundamentalism and fears of a resurgent Russia and Germany add greatly to its significance.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

Peter Hopkirk has travelled widely over many years in the regions where his six books are set - Central Asia, the Caucasus, China, India and Pakistan, Iran, and Eastern Turkey. Before turning full-time author, he was an ITN reporter and newscaster for two years, the New York correspondent of
the Daily Express, and worked for nearly twenty years on The Times: five as its chief reporter, and latterly as a Middle and Far East specialist. In the 1950s he edited the West African news magazine Drum, sister-paper to its legendary South African namesake. Before entering Fleet Street he served
as a subaltern in the King's African Rifles - in the same battalion as lance-corporal Idi Amin, later to emerge as the Ugandan tyrant. No stranger to misadventure, Hopkirk has twice been held in secret police cells - in Cuba and the Middle East - and has also been hijacked by Arab terrorists. His
works have been translated into thirteen languages.

Review:

`Review from previous edition `an enthralling story'
'
Observer

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Other Popular Editions of the Same Title

9780719564512: On Secret Service East of Constantinople: The Plot to Bring Down the British Empire

Featured Edition

ISBN 10:  0719564514 ISBN 13:  9780719564512
Publisher: John Murray, 2006
Softcover

9781444726558: On Secret Service East of Constantinople

John M...
Softcover

9780192853035: On secret service east of Constantinople: The plot to bring down the British Empire

Oxford..., 1995
Softcover

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Peter Hopkirk
Published by Oxford Paperbacks (2001)
ISBN 10: 0192802305 ISBN 13: 9780192802309
Used Softcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
MusicMagpie
(Stockport, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Oxford Paperbacks, 2001. Condition: Very Good. Seller Inventory # U9780192802309

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy Used
US$ 11.38
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 6.61
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Hopkirk, Peter
Published by Oxford Paperbacks, Oxford (2001)
ISBN 10: 0192802305 ISBN 13: 9780192802309
Used Soft cover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
R J Caffrey Books
(Kintbury, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Oxford Paperbacks, Oxford, 2001. Soft cover. Condition: Very Good. Seller Inventory # 003951

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy Used
US$ 6.82
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 13.25
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Peter Hopkirk
Published by Oxford University Press (2001)
ISBN 10: 0192802305 ISBN 13: 9780192802309
Used Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Oxford University Press, 2001. Paperback. Condition: Used: Good. Seller Inventory # SONG0192802305

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy Used
US$ 24.24
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Hopkirk, Peter
ISBN 10: 0192802305 ISBN 13: 9780192802309
Used Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
WorldofBooks
(Goring-By-Sea, WS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Paperback. Condition: Fair. A readable copy of the book which may include some defects such as highlighting and notes. Cover and pages may be creased and show discolouration. Seller Inventory # GOR009028045

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy Used
US$ 38.39
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.96
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds