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THE FAR EAST

RUSSIA IN ASIA
A RECORD AND A STUDY, 1558–1899.

With Twelve Maps.

EXTRACTS FROM REVIEWS. “ An admirably complete and concise account of Russia's advance through Upper Asia from the Volga to the Japanese and Chinese Seas, is this book by Mr. Alexis Krausse. It supplies a long felt want. He is a severe critic of certain Russian methods, but he tries to be impartial. People may accept this volume as the best book of reference yet published on Russia in Asia."

DAILY NEWS. "His book is of interest and value, for it should act as an admirable corrective to those persons who are led away by the dream that it is possible for Great Britain to come to an understanding with Russia whereby their interests shall harmonise instead of clash"-DAILY TELEGRAPH.

" It must unhappily be admitted that facts in support of the author's attitude of mind are but too abundant, and that facts in disproof of it are hard to find, and glad as we should be to do so, we cannot express the opinion that Mr. Krausse is wrong. The readers will find the volume of great service to the study of the most momentous questions before England at the present day, packed with facts, replete with suggestions, teaching many a lesson and conveying many a grave warning."-DAILY CHRONICLE,

“Mr. Alexis Krausse has done his work most ably, having studied and digested practically the whole huge mass of authorities, and marshalled his facts and conclusions with real skill, In future it can hardly be missing from the shelves of students in foreign politics."-PALL MALL GAZETTE.

Mr. Krausse has prepared a comprehensive and thorough study of the advance of Russian power in Asia, from the days of Yermak down to the Anglo-Russian Agreement of a month ago. He is able to clench all his charges with facts."-SCOTSMAN.

“Mr. Krausse has produced a valuable contribution to the study of British policy. His book should be of much use."—MORNING Post.

"Mr. Alexis Krausse's is the most complete and up to date study. Russia in i4sia is a thoroughly comprehensive, vigorous and exhaustive guide to that new view of the larger Eastern question which embraces the whole destiny of mankind from Constantinople to Peking. It is a view, and this by consequence a volume which no one who cares about England can afford to overlook."-NEWCASTLE CHRONICLE.

"Altogether an opportune and serviceable work, full of information and suggestion, and written with general clearness and vigour."-GLASGOW HERALD.

“This work by Mr. Alexis Krausse is something more than a history. It is a narrative with & purpose and a moral."-GLOBE.

"The importance of Mr. Krausse's book lies in his clear summary of Russia's tactics in Central Asia and her designs upon India. The book is especially valuable by reason of the great skill with which so large and exhaustive a work has been brought up to date, and students of the Afghan question are more than usually fortunate in finding the very latest information."

SATURDAY REVIEW. " It would be difficult to praise too highly the industry and care which Mr. Alexis Krausse has

his study of Russia in Asia."--The Wo “No one I think has ever put the case against the insidiousness, treachery and persistency of Russian aggression, and also against its tyranny, oppression and barbarism so effectually as Mr. Krausse."--TRUTH.

"Mr. Krausse's volume is, we think, the first concise presentation in English of the entire history of the Russian advances ... We should willingly dwell upon some other aspects of this most interesting book, were it not that space fails us. For an admirable suinmary of events we must refer our readers to the book itself."-SPECTATOR.

“A veritable storehouse of information upon one of the most important international questions of the day. For those who want facts this work is extremely valuable."- WESTMINSTER REVIEW.

“His historical account of Russian progress in Asia possesses considerable value, and may be road with profit."-ATHENÆUM.

"Mr. Krausse is rapidly becoming the Baedeker of Asiatic politics. His book is invaluable for its clear statement of Russian methods and aims ... Mr. Krausse has nobly striven to be impartial, we are inclined to think with success, and those whose convictions on the subject of Russia in Asia are what Meredith termed first impressions sealed with later prejudices, will do well to exchange them for others based on a perusal of the full facts which the author has so admirably set out."-ASIATIC QUARTERLY REVIEW.

“Undoubtedly the most complete work on Modern Russia yet given to English readers is Mr. Alexis Krausse's history of her operations in Asia."-LIVERPOOL MERCURY.

“No one will deny that this is the work of an earnest expert. Russia in Asia deserves to be placed in the front rank of toxt-books which treat of Russia and her Asiatic dominions."

MANCHESTER EVENING NEWS. "For Mr. Krausse's book no words of commendation are too warm."-THE OUTLOOK.

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