By Frederick Burnaby,Peter Hopkirk
Captain Frederick Burnaby used to be already anything of a legend. For a commence he was once reputed to be the most powerful guy within the British military, status six-foot-four and weighting over 2 hundred kilos. He additionally spoke no fewer than seven languages, together with Russian and Turkish, and possessed a such a lot energetic and colourful prose style.
Unknown to his superiors, who might have forbidden the enterprise, he rode for over 1000 miles throughout steppe and wasteland, suffering via blizzards and snowdrifts, to arrive forbidden Khiva. Burnaby was once ordered domestic by means of an alarmed executive and there he instantly sat down and wrote this best-selling account of his adventures.
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