Len's Summary: The Russo-British competition for dominance in Asia drawing on the archives of regional actors, as well as those in Moscow and London. This cold war-like confrontation was muted for a time by the 1907 Entente which led to a WWI alliance between the two powers and France, the Triple Entente. The author is a Russian academic who has also written on the Russo-Japanese War.
Ambassador Shurtleff, a retired American Foreign Service officer who served as President of The World War One Historical Association and as a past President of The Western Front Association – U S Branch, passed away on January 22, 2014. The searchable version of Len’s Bookshelf was created and will be maintained in his honor.