'A meticulously researched book ... Dubbed an agent of British imperialism, by Joseph Stalin, English Spy Reginald Teague-Jones is the subject of this highly readable biography ... Ter Minassian tells a fascinating tale.' --Cahiers du Monde Russe
'A wonderfully engaging tale of secret service. This is the gripping story of Reginald Teague-Jones, an intelligence officer with a ring-side seat on the clandestine struggle for influence in Central Asia between the Russian and British empires, and a full-blooded account of revolution and rebellion along the Silk Road and across all of central Asia.' --Richard Aldrich, Professor of International Security, University of Warwick, and author of GCHQ: The Uncensored Story of Britain s Most Secret Intelligence Agency
'A well written and thoroughly documented biographical narrative of the life of Reginald Teague-Jones, an Englishman who saw service as a political officer in British India as well as in the Near East. It will appeal to a wide audience interested in intrigue, espionage and ripping yarns and to those with a developed enthusiasm for early Soviet history.' --David Schimmelpenninck van der Oye, Professor of History, Brock University and author of Russian Orientalism: Asia in the Russian Mind from Catherine the Great to the Emigration
About the Author
Taline Ter Minassian is a historian at the Institut National des Langues et Civilisations Orientales, INALCO, Paris, specialising in Soviet and Middle Eastern studies. She is the author of Colporteurs du Komintern, L'Union Soviétique et les minorités au Moyen- Orient.