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ON HORSEBACK THROUGH Asia Minor Vol. I

Frederick Burnaby

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.