by Peter Hopkirk
A GRIPPING STORY OF IMPERIAL AMBITION, SWASHBUCKLING ADVENTURE, AND THE KAISER'S OWN JIHAD.
An acclaimed historian tells, for the first time, the full story of the conspiracy between the Germans and the Turks to unleash a Muslim holy war against the British in India and the Russians in the Caucasus. Drawing on recently opened intelligence files and rare personal accounts, Peter Hopkirk skillfully reconstructs the Kaiser's bold plan and describes the exploits of the secret agents on both sides-disguised variously as archaeologists, traders, and circus performers-as they sought to foment or foil the uprising and determine the outcome of World War I.
Here, in epic detail, the author of The Great Game and other works of history and espionage tells of the plot to bring down the British Empire. In 1914, during World War I, the Germans and Turks tried to start violent uprisings against the British in India and the Russians in Central Asia. 24 pages of illustrations; 3 maps.
High School reading level and content.