Mission to Tashkent

By: Bailey, F. M.

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Protected in a Burgundy slipcase which has very slight/smudges scratches that can only be seen if held up to the light. Decorated paper boards with bright gilt titling on a burgundy cloth spine. No Dustjacket, presumed as issued. There are No Inscriptions or other Marks. (xxiii) + 269 pp. Illustrated with b/w photographs and maps. Two Appendices; Epilogue; Index. Overall, this is an Excellent, Clean, Tight and Bright, Near 'As New' copy. "Colonel F. M. Bailey, whose extraordinary adventures are told here, was long accused by Moscow of being a British master-spy sent in 1918 to overthrow the Bolsheviks in Central Asia. As a result, he enjoyed many years after his death an almost legendary reputation there - that of half-hero, half-villain. In this remarkable book he tells of the perilous game of cat-and-mouse, lasting sixteen months, which he played with the Bolshevik secret police, the dreaded Cheka. At one point, using a false identity, he actually joined the ranks of the latter, who unsuspectingly sent him to Bokhara to arrest himself. Told with almost breathtaking understatement, Bailey's narrative - set in a region once more back in the headlines - reads like vintage Buchan. "; 8vo 8" - 9" tall

Title: Mission to Tashkent

Author Name: Bailey, F. M.

Categories: Biography. Essays. Letters. Diaries, History & Politics. Churchill, Russia, Photography,

Edition: 5th Printing

Publisher: London, The Folio Society: 2005

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: As New with no dust jacket

Seller ID: 110903

Keywords: Mission To Tashkent; F.M Bailey; Espionage; Bolshevik's; Communists; Communism; British Spy; Cheka; USSR; Soviets; Russian Secret Police;