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A Ride to Khiva
by Peter Hopkirk (Introduction) Frederick Burnaby
- TRAVEL NARRATIVE
- 390 PAGES
The real-life adventure of a Brit snooping in Russian Central Asia in 1875, with an introduction by Peter Hopkirk. A captain in the Royal Horse Guard, the author made a clandestine journal thousands of miles across desert and steppes to the city of Khiva, closed to foreigners and suspected of strategic importance to the Russians. A Great Game classic.