Endgame - Britain, Russia and the Final Struggle for Asia, by Jennifer Siegel

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Endgame - Britain, Russia and the Final Struggle for Asia, by Jennifer Siegel

Endgame - Britain, Russia and the Final Struggle for Asia, by Jennifer Siegel

Book published by I.B. Tauris in 2002, 273 pages. Hardback with Dust Jacket (N3837)

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By the early 1900's both Britain and Russia, suspicious of Imperial Germany, decided to stabilize their relations and replace their rivalry in Central Asia - the 'Great Game' - with rapprochement. But as this book demonstrates, reality in the field told a different story......
 
The momentum of imperial rivalry, exascerbated by oil and railway development, could not be arrested and various interests on both sides continued to stoke the fire with increasing aggressiveness, and by 1914 Britain and Russia were on the brink of war with each other, saved only by the outbreak of the First World War.
 
From the inside front fly leaf: The Great Game has become the label attached to the titanic Anglo-Russian conflict in Central Asia and the Caucasus - Afghanistan, Tibet, Azerbaijan, and especially, Persia. Here the Great Game was played out at the pressure point of Anglo-Russian rivalry, and this book describes the period before and after 1907.....
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