'An Intimate War' by Mike Martin is an amazing history of the Helmand Conflict. It is an academic gem if you need to understand what has gone on in that Province prior to the current conflict, which has involved our troops, in fighting and sacrifice.
I praise and thank Mike Martin and having read his book I realize how difficult it must have been to research. I recommend his work to all who study warfare and political or cultural issues that differ from our Western principles. It should be in the library at every Western University or Military Academy.
Yes, it is heavy to hold, a big book written from a big heart! Thank you Mike Martin.