By Frederick Burnaby,Peter Hopkirk
Captain Frederick Burnaby used to be already whatever of a legend. For a commence he used to be 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 so much energetic and colourful prose style.
Unknown to his superiors, who could have forbidden the enterprise, he rode for over 1000 miles throughout steppe and wilderness, suffering via blizzards and snowdrifts, to arrive forbidden Khiva. Burnaby used to be ordered domestic by means of an alarmed govt and there he instantly sat down and wrote this best-selling account of his adventures.
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