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Travels into Bokhara: A Voyage up the Indus to Lahore and a Journey to Cabool, Tartary & Persia
 

Travels into Bokhara: A Voyage up the Indus to Lahore and a Journey to Cabool, Tartary & Persia (EPUB ebook)

By Burnes, Alexander Sir
Edited by Hopkirk, Kathleen
Introduction by Dalrymple, William

At the age of only twenty six, Alexander Burnes proved himself to be one of the most effective intelligence agents of his time. Making two dangerous journeys beyond the frontiers of the Indian Empire, he reported back via the East India Company to Downing Street on the geography ...and politics of the kingdoms that lay to the northwest as far as fabled Bokhara. He travelled simply, disguised as a local, but with his rapier-like mind, an ear for languages and an infectious charm and curiosity, he had a formidable arsenal of talents at his command. In 1835, the publication of Burnes's Travels into Bokhara made him a celebrity in London, where he lectured to packed halls and was even given an audience by the King. This brand new edition brings the heady sense of excitement, risk and zeal bursting from the pages.
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ISBN 9781780601014
Published 18 May 2012
Publisher Faber Factory
Available in EPUB format
Software Read in Browser or Adobe Ebook Compatible Device
Language en

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ISBN-13 9781780601014
Stock Available
Status Wheelers ePlatform
Publisher Faber Factory
Imprint Eland Publishing
Released 18 May 2012
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format EPUB ebook
Author(s) By Burnes, Alexander Sir
Edited by Hopkirk, Kathleen
Introduction by Dalrymple, William
Category History
Travel & Holiday
Travel Writing
Number of Pages 253
Dimensions Not specified
Dewey Code 915.8043
Weight Not specified - defaults to 0g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Travel Writing
ONIX Text General/trade

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