Sikunder Burnes (Record no. 46348)

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020 ## - INTERNATIONAL STANDARD BOOK NUMBER
International Standard Book Number 9781780274515
082 ## - UNIVERSAL DECIMAL CLASSIFICATION NUMBER
Classification number 327BUR(092) MUR/S
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Personal name Murray, craig
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Title Sikunder Burnes
Remainder of title Master of the great game
260 ## - PUBLICATION, DISTRIBUTION, ETC. (IMPRINT)
Place of publication, distribution, etc Edinburgh;
Name of publisher, distributor, etc Birlinn Ltd,
Date of publication, distribution, etc 2016.
300 ## - PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION
Extent 437p.
520 ## - SUMMARY, ETC.
Summary, etc This is an astonishing true tale of espionage, journeys in disguise, secret messages, double agents, assassinations and sexual intrigue. Alexander Burnes was one of the most accomplished spies Britain ever produced and the main antagonist of the Great Game as Britain strove with Russia for control of Central Asia and the routes to the Raj. There are many lessons for the present day in this tale of the folly of invading Afghanistan and Anglo-Russian tensions in the Caucasus. Murray's meticulous study has unearthed original manuscripts from Montrose to Mumbai to put together a detailed study of how British secret agents operated in India. The story of Burnes' life has a cast of extraordinary figures, including Queen Victoria, King William IV, Earl Grey, Benjamin Disraeli, Lola Montez, John Stuart Mill and Karl Marx. Among the unexpected discoveries are that Alexander and his brother James invented the myths about the Knights Templars and Scottish Freemasons which are the foundation of the Da Vinci Code; and that the most famous nineteenth-century scholar of Afghanistan was a double agent for Russia.
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Topical term or geographic name as entry element Burnes, Alexander, Sir, 1805-1841
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Topical term or geographic name as entry element Spies-Great Britain-Biography
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Topical term or geographic name as entry element Spies-Afghanistan-Biography
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Topical term or geographic name as entry element Afghanistan-History-British Intervention, 1838-1842
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