RIDE TO KHIVA: Travels and Adventures in Central Asia

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The author, a British army officer, visited the city of Khiva in central Asia on an unofficial mission to discover whether, as many British strategists feared, the Russians planned to use this remote location as a springboard for an invasion of India. This account of his adventures made him famous. Burnaby later met his death in the Sudan at the Battle of Abu Klea.