By Peter Hopkirk
'Let us flip our faces in the direction of Asia', exhorted Lenin whilst the long-awaited revolution in Europe didn't materialize. 'The East might help us overcome the West.'
Peter Hopkirk's e-book tells for the 1st time the tale of the Bolshevik try and set the East ablaze with the heady new gospel of Marxism. Lenin's dream used to be to disencumber the complete of Asia, yet his place to begin was once British India. A shadowy undeclared conflict followed.
Among the avid gamers during this new nice online game have been British spies, Communist revolutionaries, Muslim visionaries and chinese language warlords - in addition to a White Russian baron who roasted his Bolshevik captives alive.
Here is a rare story of intrigue and treachery, barbarism and civil battle, whose violent repercussions remain felt in imperative Asia this day.