Originally Posted by Joffrey
Finished this about a week ago. The book is especially interesting given Russia is back mucking around in the Crimea, and China is reengaging with Afghanistan.
PS - The book is about the British and Russian empires competing to gain control of Central Asia (the Stans, Northwest China). A couple of lesson's from the book (that mostly took place in the 19th century): never ever trust a deal with the Russians - they'll break it eventually and don't fuck around in Afghanistan as it will hurt, and they too will deceive you.
really liked this book, too, and, yeah, deja vu all over again.