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Perceptive, 5 Aug. 2013
This is an utterly fantastic book. It covers the failed British invasion of Afghanistan in 1838. It is an extremely well researched book, drawing on newly found Afghan sources. But it is the clarity of the writing of the story that has such obvious links with the UK's recent involvement in the country that makes it rise above its rivals. This should be on Michael Gove's latest curriculum. At least it has Empire in it - even if the story ends badly.