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Book Title: A Person from England and Other Travellers|
The size of the: 21.32 MB
Edition: Jonathan Cape
Date of issue: 1959
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The author of the book: Fitzroy MacLean
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Read full description of the books:For the greater part of the 19th century, from the Caspian to the Karakoram and from the Khyber Pass to the confines of Siberia, Englishmen, Russians and others contended for control of Central Asia. They called it the Great Game.
In A PERSON FROM ENGLAND Sir Fitzroy MacLean recalls the romantic fascination this contest held for the players. He tells the dramatic stories of agents, travelers and spies, official and unofficial, military and civilian, who in the course of 100 years infiltrated the Khanates of Central Asia.
"MacLean calls to memory men who should not be forgotten. He portrays fantastic and little-known adventures and pictures a fascinating corner of the world in its shining hour." (B-O-T Editorial Review Board)
Read information about the authorMajor General Fitzroy Hew Royle Maclean, Bt, KT, CBE.
Graduate of Eton and subsequently King's College, University of Cambridge.
Veteran of WWII. In 1941, he chose to enlist as a private in the Cameron Highlanders, but was commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant the same year. He was one of the earliest members of the elite SAS. By the end of the war, had risen to the rank of Brigadier.
Member of Parliament (MP) from 1941-1974.
Awarded a baronetcy, becoming 1st Baronet, Maclean of Strachur and Glensluain. Invested a Knight of the Order of the Thistle (KT). Appointed a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE). Recipient of the Croix de Guerre (France), the Order of Kutuzov (Soviet Union), the Order of the Partisan Star (Yugoslavia), and, posthumously, the Order of Prince Branimir (Croatia).
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