Top positive review
What a book !!!!!!!
10 September 2018
I have just finished the first chapter.........What a read !!!!!!
The turbulent history of the Afghans at its best. This book is a way to understand the problem in today's Afghanistan and role of all the empires which tried to control it through the ages. Full of cruelty, greed , adventure and deceit, the book is an influential read on Central asian and anglo afghan wars.
William Dalrymple has outdone himself with this book. My immense respect for him for going out to war torn Afghanistan especially Kandhahar , Kabul and Herat to do this detailed research on the book. This is how history should be presented....true grit here.