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Wynn, Antony

Overview
Works: 4 works in 14 publications in 2 languages and 182 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography 
Roles: Author
Classifications: UB271.G7, 327.1241055092
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Most widely held works by Antony Wynn
Persia in the great game : Sir Percy Sykes, explorer, consul, soldier, spy by Antony Wynn( Book )

9 editions published between 2003 and 2015 in English and Italian and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Percy Sykes was sent to Persia by Army Intelligence in the 1890s, first as an explorer and spy, then to open consulates along Persia's eastern borders. His job was to deter Russian expansion towards India. Unpaid, he rode through thousands of miles of the harshest desert, marsh and mountain, often with his indomitable sister, who kept house for him until he married." "When consul at Meshed during a very turbulent time, he bugged the Russian consulate and, armed only with diplomacy, single-handedly faced down a Russian attempt to annex north-east Persia." "During the First World War the Greenmantle figure Wassmuss - 'the German Lawrence' - incited the southern tribes of Persia against the British. Sykes, who knew everyone who mattered in Persia, was sent out to raise a regiment of local villagers to keep Persian oil safe for the Royal Navy."--Jacket
Three camels to Smyrna : times of war and peace in Turkey, Persia, India, Afghanistan & Nepal, 1907-1986 : the story of the Oriental Carpet Manufacturers Company by Antony Wynn( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Our man in Persia : the life of Sir Percy Sykes - explorer, consul, soldier, spy by Antony Wynn( Book )

2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A history of Persia by Percy Sykes( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Persia in the great game : Sir Percy Sykes, explorer, consul, soldier, spy
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