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Peter Hopkirk (1930–2014)

Author of The Great Game: On Secret Service in High Asia

Includes the names: Peter Hopkirk, Hoppkirk Peter

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Peter Hopkirk has traveled widely over many years in Central Asia, Russia, China, India, Pakistan, and the Middle East as writer — biography from Quest for Kim: In Search of Kipling's Great Game
My Journey to Lhasa (Introduction, some editions) 591 copies, 10 reviews
Mission to Tashkent (Introduction, some editions) 269 copies, 3 reviews
My Life as an Explorer (New Prologue and Epilogue, some editions) 216 copies, 4 reviews
A Ride to Khiva (Introduction, some editions) 162 copies, 4 reviews
On Horseback through Asia Minor (Introduction, some editions) 73 copies
Hunted through Central Asia: On the Run from Lenin's Secret Police (Introduction, some editions) 62 copies, 1 review
Buried Treasures of Chinese Turkestan (Introduction, some editions) 34 copies, 1 review
Journey to Turkistan (Introduction, some editions) 26 copies, 1 review
The Worst Desert on Earth: Crossing The Taklamakan (Foreword, some editions) 22 copies
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Before turning full-time author, he was an ITN reporter and newscaster for two years, the New York correspondent of Lord Beaverbrook's Daily Express, and then worked for nearly twenty years on The Times; five as its chief reporter, and latterly as a Middle East and Far East specialist. In the 1950s, he edited the West African news magazine Drum, sister paper to its legendary South African namesake. Before entering Fleet Street, he served as a subaltern in the King's African Rifles – in the same battalion as Lance-Corporal Idi Amin, later to emerge as the Ugandan tyrant.
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