Great Game, The
GREAT GAME, THE
Thanks in part to Rudyard Kipling, mention of "The Great Game" conjured up images of dashing heroism in the wilds of the Afghanistan mountains. While this romanticism was certainly a part of the game, it was more often played by politicians in London and St. Petersburg than by adventurers in the steppe.
Fromkin, David. A Peace to End All Peace. New York: H. Holt, 1989.