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By Fred Burnaby

venture most unlikely – the vital Asian urban of Khiva, closed to Europeans by means of the Russians and a potential springboard for an invasion of India. the guy to adopt it – Captain Fred Burnaby, six foot 4 in his socks, a super horseman, a crack shot and powerful as an ox, with 8 languages less than his belt. within the iciness of 1875, braving frostbite and snowdrifts and unbeknown to his military superiors who may have forbidden it, he set out throughout vital Asia to enquire the most recent mystery Russian strikes within the nice video game. His relish a lifetime of possibility and experience nonetheless burns in the course of the pages of those younger travels, as does his spontaneous affection for the Cossack soldiers and the Tartar, Khirgiz and Turkoman tribesmen he encountered on his method to meet the Khan of Khiva. as soon as there, Burnaby used to be instantly ordered domestic via an alarmed executive. And in London, he sat down and wrote this bestselling account of his adventures.

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