Sikunder Burnes

Sikunder Burnes

Master of the Great Game

Hardback448pp Illustrated232x152mm

9781780273174     Product Code: 509657

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Famous in his lifetime as an explorer and travel writer, Alexander Burnes (1805–1841) was also a spy, a major figure in the First Afghan War and the British Envoy in Kabul, where he was killed in the 1841 uprising. Craig Murray tells the story of Burnes’s life and his ‘fabulous adventures’ on the Northwest Frontier, setting his extraordinary career against a background of the ‘Byzantine jealousies and turf battles’ of British officials in 19th-century India. Slightly off-mint.

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