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A Ride to Khiva: Travels and Adventures in Central Asia By Frederick Burnaby
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It is 1875, the time of the 'Great Game', when the British and Russian Empires are vying for power in central Asia. Great Britain learns of Russia’s plans to annex India, the 'jewel in the... More > crown' of the Empire. A British officer rides for Khiva, a Russian city closed to European travelers. He is on a dangerous mission, to learn if this remote and dangerous oasis is about to be used as a springboard for the Russian invasion of India. Captain Frederick Burnaby ballooned across the English Channel, traveled in Spain and Russia, and was wounded, and eventually killed, fighting for Britain's empire. This account of his perilous journey to Khiva, published in 1876 and immediately reprinted, brought him instant fame.< Less
Strategy Six Pack 14 By Elbert Hubbard et al.
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Strategy Six Pack 14 is a 700 page plus digital trove of historical nuggets, featuring two biographies of early American legends, Daniel Boone: The Pioneer of Kentucky and David Crockett, both... More > penned by historian John Abbott; a famous 19th Century nautical memoir Two Years Before the Mast by Richard Henry Dana; a book set during the time of The Great Game between the British and Russian Empires, A Ride to Khiva: Travels and Adventures in Central Asia by Frederick Burnaby; an eloquent, entertaining memoir from a real-life cowboy Six Years With the Texas Rangers: 1875-1881 by James B. Gillett and an essay on that most tragic of Roman generals, Mark Antony. There is also an extensive image gallery.< Less

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