—Louise Arbour, president of the International Crisis Group, former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights and former justice of the Supreme Court of Canada
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Afghanistan has been an interest of mine for the past few years. It's really a fascinating place, in a sad sort of way.
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Read more
I have read many books on the history of Afghanistan, but this one spends time on the locals and their survival from day to day. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Capt Carl
This author provides great insights and background info. It was hard to put down though the truth exposed is uncomfortable to hear.Published 21 months ago by Darrel G Schultz
I found this account gripping and realistic. It takes the reader right into the conflict and provides a local perspective that explains the gap between the hopes of the... Read morePublished 22 months ago by Susan Taylor Meehan
An unvarnished report . Sad for those families of soldiers that lost life limb or health.
What Smith describes was largely predictable.
I read this book to have a more in depth understanding of our role in the Afghan situation.
It was very informative. Smith knows the landscape so well. Read more
At great risk to his own life, Graeme Smith, like a hound dog, followed his nose for his first hand account of the facts. Read morePublished on December 9, 2013 by Wayne Benjamin
A solid book but it failed to keep my interest over the long haul. I preferred Bing West’s The Wrong War: Grit, Strategy, and the Way Out of Afghanistan over this. Read morePublished on November 13, 2013 by Jim in Europe