On Horseback Through Asia Minor Vol. I
Frederick Burnaby was the most interesting man in the Empire: soldier, spy, raconteur and a practical joker.
Making a 1,000 ride through Turkey he details the great power competition with Russia, religious fanaticism of the Middle East, and a world few Westerners have ever seen.
And he managed to tell the tale like he just came back from a cocktail party. Sure, it was the 1880's, but... plus ça change.