The Great Game

... 1838, Count Simonich launched his great attack. It was destined to be
Lieutenant Pottinger's hour of glory. The assault began with a heavy artillery
barrage directed against the city from every side, and was followed by a massed
infantry ...

Author: Peter Hopkirk

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1848544774

Category: History

Page: 592

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For nearly a century the two most powerful nations on earth, Victorian Britain and Tsarist Russia, fought a secret war in the lonely passes and deserts of Central Asia. Those engaged in this shadowy struggle called it 'The Great Game', a phrase immortalized by Kipling. When play first began the two rival empires lay nearly 2,000 miles apart. By the end, some Russian outposts were within 20 miles of India. This classic book tells the story of the Great Game through the exploits of the young officers, both British and Russian, who risked their lives playing it. Disguised as holy men or native horse-traders, they mapped secret passes, gathered intelligence and sought the allegiance of powerful khans. Some never returned. The violent repercussions of the Great Game are still convulsing Central Asia today.

The Great Game pt 1 A geographical memoir of the Persian Empire

second spans the period between that conflict and the Second Anglo-Afghan War, 1878-80, while the third terminates with the Anglo-Russian Convention of 1907, which effectively marked the end of the confrontation.

Author: John Macdonald Kinneir

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9780415316415

Category: Eastern question (Central Asia)

Page: 539

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second spans the period between that conflict and the Second Anglo-Afghan War, 1878-80, while the third terminates with the Anglo-Russian Convention of 1907, which effectively marked the end of the confrontation.

The Great Game

GAME. Ah Vienna, city of Dreams! There's no place likeVienna! ROBERT MUSIL,
THE MAN WITHOUT QUALITIES ... With the start of thisclosing decade of the
nineteenthcentury an almost palpable feeling of imminent great change was in
the ...

Author: Michael Kurland

Publisher: Titan Books

ISBN: 1783293314

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

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Professor James Moriarty, prominent scientist, keen analytical mind, and a dabbler in less than savoury doings, is somewhat surprised when an unknown caller is shot by a crossbow bolt on his doorstep. Meanwhile the Professor's one-time associates, the journalist Benjamin Barnett and his wife, the former Cecily Perrine, are having their own troubles on the Continent. Things turn deadly when they find themselves in the midst of an attempted assassination of a German prince, and in Vienna, the younger son of a British nobleman—indulging in “The Great Game” of amateur spying—finds himself framed for the murder of his paramour and the assassination of an Austrian Duke. While a lesser man might be daunted, Moriarty is merely intrigued. With the unwanted help of his often nemesis Sherlock Holmes, Moriarty must connect the many threads of the mystery. But he is facing his most cunning opponent to date, and this is no game...

The Great Game

They need him so that the great moronic mass you admire can sleep soundly in
their beds at night. They need him for the safety of ordir1a1'_y. crummy people
like you and me.”3 In the real world, the known instances of organizational ...

Author: Frederick P. Hitz

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0307428702

Category: Political Science

Page: 224

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In this riveting insider’s account, a former inspector general of the CIA compares actual espionage cases and practices with classic and popular spy fiction, showing that the real world of espionage is nearly always stranger and more complicated than even the best spy fiction.Exploring everything from tradecraft and recruitment to bureaucracy and betrayal, The Great Game contrasts fictional spies created by such authors as John Le Carr?, Tom Clancy and Joseph Conrad with their real-life counterparts from Kim Philby to Aldrich Ames. Drawing on his thirty year career with the CIA, Frederick P. Hitz shows that even the most imaginative authors fail to capture the profound human dilemmas raised by real-life cases. Engaging and insightful, The Great Game shines a fascinating light on the veiled history of intelligence. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Great Game

Healers automaticallyhad a great deal ofauthority – and Lucy had used hers to
insistthat the hospital bethoroughly cleaned before she startedto treat patients.
Doctors had known about germs for several years, but a surprising number of
them ...

Author: Christopher Nuttall

Publisher: Elsewhen Press

ISBN: 1908168374

Category: Fiction


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It's 1831, and Lady Gwendolyn Crichton has been appointed Royal Sorceress following the tragic events known as the Swing. Although unleashed by the rebel master magician Jack in battle with Gwen's mentor Master Thomas, the popular press firmly laid the blame at the feet of the French. Now alone at the head of the Royal College of Sorcerers, Gwen must overcome prejudice against her gender and age if she is to exercise her authority and fulfil her responsibilities. Soon an unexpected responsibility is made manifest when Sir Travis Mortimer, a senior magician recently returned from India, is found murdered in a locked room. Gwen is required to investigate, but before long her inquiries lead her into a web of intrigue that combines international politics, widespread aristocratic blackmail, gambling dens, and personal vendettas. Should she believe apparent evidence that Mortimer betrayed his country, or is she being manipulated to keep her away from the truth? Who can she really trust? Is a title or popular acclaim a valid basis for trust? Soon, some of the more unsavoury aspects of the case get dangerously close to home, which means Gwen must make hard decisions and ask difficult questions of her own nearest and dearest. Continuing on from the end of The Royal Sorceress, The Great Game follows Gwen's unfolding story as she assumes the role vacated by Master Thomas. A satisfying blend of whodunit and magical fantasy, it is set against a backdrop of international political unrest in a believable yet simultaneously fantastic alternate history.

The Small Players of the Great Game

INTRODUCTION. The Great Game The Great Game of the nineteenth century,
which resulted in the creation of Afghanistan and the formation of Central Asian
states in east and northeastern territories of the old Persian federation, is the
overall ...

Author: Pirouz Mojtahed-Zadeh

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134383789

Category: History

Page: 288

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This book deals with the 19th century Anglo-Russian Great Game played out on the territorial chessboard of eastern and north-eastern parts of the waning Persian empire. The Great Game itself has been written about extensively, but never from a Persian angle and from the point of view of the local players in that game. Looking at the territorial consequences of the Great Game for the local players is a unique approach, which deserves a special place in the studies of history, geography, politics and geopolitics of the age of modernity.

Playing The Great Game

Great roils of smoke and ashes had cascaded into the clear blue sky, hundreds of
people had died, thousands were evacuated, and some jet planes that flew too
near the volcano had to have new engines. Yes, the volcano was quiet, but ...

Author: Ken Percival


ISBN: 1304651371



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The Great Game of Networking

how well you take care of your guest and build that relationship, but from the
other ways things just seem to happen magically in the great game of networking.
Another time I've found myself breaking this important rule is when there are
clients ...

Author: Burt Smith

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 059545772X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 124

View: 810

The Great Game of Networking will help anyone from any experience level be more confident, more effective, more professional, and more successful at networking. As implied by the title, the author believes networking, and business in general, should be fun, and that what keeps it from being fun is often a lack of the skills needed to "play" at a professional level. It approaches what many consider a very challenging undertaking with a set of quickly grasped, easily applied techniques that can provide immediate returns. This straightforward book can be read and implemented in the same day! The author is an accomplished networking professional whose eagerness to share what he has learned comes through in a conversational, coaching tone. The Great Game of Networking provides strategies for both the novice getting started and an advanced section to help those who have been networking for any amount of time leverage their efforts. Guaranteed!

Sherlock The Great Game 2

THE GREAT GAME PART 2 OF 6 Based on the TV series SHERLOCK, co-
created by STEVEN MOFFAT & MARK GATISS, and adapting Episode Three:The
Great Game. SHERLOCK © 2017 Hartswood Films. THE STORY SO FAR...
Hearing ...

Author: Mark Gatiss

Publisher: Titan Comics

ISBN: 1785859528

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 48

View: 699

p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Calibri} Sherlock has found himself involved in a case against his will, with a mysterious person taking a hostage and forcing the detective to play a game to set her free. Sherlock and John headed to St Bart's Laboratory to examine the newly discovered trainers. The clue triggers a memory of Sherlock's, a tragic case from his childhood. Upon solving the case, the hostage is set free. Watson continues to liaise with Mycroft about missing missile plans, while Sherlock has already moved onto the second part of the game. A banker's car is found abandoned, and filled with bloodstains. Time is ticking for Sherlock and John, with six hours left until the hostage is in critical danger!

Sherlock The Great Game 4

to capture the Golem, Sherlock is ambushed! Will he be able to escape? ON
SALE: DECEMBER 2017 Sherlock #4: The Great Game. Dec. 2017. Published by

Author: Mark Gattis

Publisher: Titan Comics

ISBN: 1785859544

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 46

View: 171

p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Calibri} Sherlock's opponent upped the stakes by causing an explosion and killing twelve people, but the detective quickly moved on to solving the next case. A body has turned up on the banks of the Thames, and Sherlock is convinced it has something to do with a recently-discovered Vermeer painting. Meanwhile, without the help of his friend and at Mycroft's request, John continues to investigate the mysterious death of a MI6 agent.

Russia and Iran in the Great Game

In like manner, the Russian travelogues present aunique opportunity to examine
the Great Game from the Russian perspective, since most ofthe travelers were
inthe imperialmilitaryor diplomatic serviceandtherefore were directly
implementing ...

Author: Elena Andreeva

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113598302X

Category: History

Page: 288

View: 906

This book examines the Russian explorers and officials in the nineteenth and early twentieth century who came into contact with Iran as a part of the Great Game. It demonstrates the development of Russia's own form of Orientalism, a phenomenon that has previously been thought to be exclusive to the West.

The Great Game of Business

See, you're already playing the Game and you've hardly begun the book. Would
it scare you if your employees thought like this? Would it scare you if you thought
like this? If you are skeptical about the Great Game of Business, welcome to the ...

Author: Jack Stack

Publisher: Profile Books

ISBN: 1782830073

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 375

View: 566

In the early 1980s, Springfield Remanufacturing Corporation (SRC) in Springfield, Missouri, was a near bankrupt division of International Harvester. Today it's one of the most successful and competitive companies in the United States, with a share price 3000 times what it was thirty years ago. This miracle turnaround is all down to one man, Jack Stack, and his revolutionary system of Open-Book Management, in which every employee understands the company's key figures, can act on them and has a real stake in the business. In Stack's own words: 'When employees think, act and feel like owners ... everybody wins.' As a management strategy, 'the great game of business' is so simple and effective that it's been taken up by companies from Intel to Harley Davidson.

Churchill the Great Game and Total War

It's a great huge game of chess that's being played — all over the world — if this
is the world you know. Lewis Carroll, Through the Looking Glass In war and
policy one should always try to put oneself in the position of what Bismarck called
“the ...

Author: David Jablonsky

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135199221

Category: History

Page: 256

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Influenced by what Clausewitz called the "remarkable trinity" - the government, the military and the people - David Jablonsky studies the interaction between Churchill, the British people and the army during World War II. He argues that the great British leader saw civilian supremacy as the rule in total war.

The Great Game of Angels

Explore with the playful pixies as theyinvent and play the greatest game ever.
This tale includes a beautifully illustrated “Find the Angels” game so your child
can see how many they can discover—and then see how many Angels they can

Author: Pamela Morgan

Publisher: Balboa Press

ISBN: 1452586500

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 28

View: 936

Journey back before time began to discover how the very first Angels came to be. Explore with the playful pixies as they invent and play the greatest game ever. This tale includes a beautifully illustrated “Find the Angels” game so your child can see how many they can discover—and then see how many Angels they can identify in their own life!

The Great Game in West Asia

GREAT. GAME. IN. WEST. ASIA. Mehran Kamrava There is something funny
about geography. The importance of certain locations can rise or decline
depending on what may be found underneath it or the changing priorities and
aspirations of ...

Author: Mehran Kamrava

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0190673605

Category: Political Science

Page: 256

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The Great Game in West Asia examines the strategic competition between Iran and Turkey for power and influence in the South Caucasus. These neighbouring Middle East powers have vied for supremacy and influence throughout the region and especially in their immediate vicinity, while both contending with ethnic heterogeneity within their own territories and across their borders. Turkey has long conceived of itself as not just a bridge between Asia and Europe but in more substantive terms as a central player in regional and global affairs. If somewhat more modest in its public statements, Iran's parallel ambitions for strategic centrality and influence have only been masked by its own inarticulate foreign policy agendas and the repeated missteps of its revolutionary leaders. But both have sought to deepen their regional influence and power, and in the South Caucasus each has achieved a modicum of success. In fact, as the contributions to this volume demonstrate, as much of the world's attention has been diverted to conflicts and flashpoints near and far, a new great game has been unravelling between Iran and Turkey in the South Caucasus.

The Great Game of Politics

Game. One. of the favorite pastimes of political junkies and historical buffs is
rating the presidents. Who was best, second best, third . . . and so on? Results
are usually based on highly subjective evaluations. Instead, let's look at the
presidents ...

Author: Dick Stoken

Publisher: Forge Books

ISBN: 9781429981231

Category: Political Science

Page: 368

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From our nation's inception there has been a constant dynamic of tension between those political philosophies that we have labeled the left and the right, despite the fact that the vast majority of American voters really fall into the category of moderates. During the early years, the shifts between the two were dramatic and frequent: the Federalists on one side, the Jeffersonians on the other, as the young democracy came to grips with the two opposing political forces that were to mold the new nation. On one hand we have the concerned with business, conservatism, and the development of capital and wealth. They want the government to provide security that will protect the nation's interest while allowing free-market forces to increase prosperity. On the other hand we have the left, concerned with personal rights, equality, and the fostering of prosperity for all citizens through an active and involved federal government. By explicating the Presidency from George Washington to George W. Bush, The Great Game of Politics examines the American Presidency as a cyclic reflection of the concerns of the electorate vis à vis the excitation of the ideologies of our two major parties in a constant left-right swing where the will of the people sets the pendulum in motion and determines the direction the country will take for another four years. From the early years, where the dynamic tension that forged the nation initially required numerous shifts to establish an acceptable political equilibrium, to the revered legacies of Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Ronald Reagan, whose presidencies not only initiated major political shifts but also instituted fundamental changes in the apparatus of government that would prove to be integral to the administrations that followed them, both Democratic and Republican. They seized the reins of government and made a lasting mark. Indeed the truly great presidents3⁄4Washington, Jefferson, Madison, Jackson, Lincoln, Theodore and Franklin Delano Roosevelt, and Reagan3⁄4shaped the course of history for our nation and in doing so proved themselves to be masters of The Great Game of Politics. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Flashman in the Great Game

... watched her sitting enthroned to hear petitions, dressed in a cloth-of-silver sari
that fitted her like a skin, with a silver-embroidered shawl framing that fine dark
face; when she moved it was for all the world like a great gleaming snake stirring.

Author: George MacDonald Fraser

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101633859

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

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“Hilariously funny.”—The New York Times Book Review One of literature's most delightful rakes is back in another tale of rollicking adventure and tantalizing seduction. The plucky Flashman's latest escapades are sure to entertain devotees as well as attract new aficionados.

The Great Game of Genocide

Thus far, the two occidental powers wielding successively the greatest influence
in the Near East, Britain and the USA, and a number of others besides, have
been prepared to collude in the Turkish denial process as far as it will go. They
have ...

Author: Donald Bloxham

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191500445

Category: History

Page: 352

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The Great Game of Genocide addresses the origins, development and aftermath of the Armenian genocide in a wide-ranging reappraisal based on primary and secondary sources from all the major parties involved. Rejecting the determinism of many influential studies, and discarding polemics on all sides, it founds its interpretation of the genocide in the interaction between the Ottoman empire in its decades of terminal decline, the self-interested policies of the European imperial powers, and the agenda of some Armenian nationalists in and beyond Ottoman territory. Particular attention is paid to the international context of the process of ethnic polarization that culminated in the massive destruction of 1912-23, and especially the obliteration of the Armenian community in 1915-16. The opening chapters of the book examine the relationship between the great power politics of the 'eastern question' from 1774, the narrower politics of the 'Armenian question' from the mid-nineteenth century, and the internal Ottoman questions of reforming the complex social and ethnic order under intense external pressure. Later chapters include detailed case studies of the role of Imperial Germany during the First World War (reaching conclusions markedly different to the prevailing orthodoxy of German complicity in the genocide); the wartime Entente and then the uncomfortable postwar Anglo-French axis; and American political interest in the Middle East in the interwar period which led to a policy of refusing to recognize the genocide. The book concludes by explaining the ongoing international denial of the genocide as an extension of the historical 'Armenian question', with many of the same considerations governing modern European-American-Turkish interaction as existed prior to the First World War.

The Great Game of Business Expanded and Updated

CoMING UP WITH THE GAME PLAN The heart of the Great Game of Business is
the annual game plan. By that, I mean a set of financial statements spelling out
what you expect to do month by month for the entire year. Without a plan, people

Author: Jack Stack

Publisher: Currency

ISBN: 0385348347

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 384

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In the early 1980s, Springfield Remanufacturing Corporation (SRC) in Springfield, Missouri, was a near bankrupt division of International Harvester. That's when a green young manager, Jack Stack, took over and turned it around. He didn't know how to "manage" a company, but he did know about the principal, of athletic competition and democracy: keeping score, having fun, playing fair, providing choice, and having a voice. With these principals he created his own style of management -- open-book management. The key is to let everyone in on financial decisions. At SRC, everyone learns how to read a P&L -- even those without a high school education know how much the toilet paper they use cuts into profits. SRC people have a piece of the action and a vote in company matters. Imagine having a vote on your bonus and on what businesses the company should be in. SRC restored the dignity of economic freedom to its people. Stack's "open-book management" is the key -- a system which, as he describes it here, is literally a game, and one so simple anyone can use it. As part of the Currency paperback line, the book includes a "User's Guide" -- an introduction and discussion guide created for the paperback by the author -- to help readers make practical use of the book's ideas. Jack Stack is the president and CEO of the Springfield Remanufacturing Corporation, in Springfield, Missouri. The recipient of the 1993 Business Enterprise Trust Award, Jack speaks throughout the country on The Great Game Of Business and Open Book Management.