"A great piece of detective work and research put together."
- Salman Rashid, The Herald
". . . that rare thing: a solid and original piece of research that also happens to be a 'good read'."
- Sophie Gordon, History of Photography
"An extraordinary photo-document . . . ."
- Gayatri Sinha, The Hindu
"One of my favorite photo books of recent years . . . ."
- Alex Novak, E-Photo Newsletter
"This is a truly invaluable and exceptional book, filled with superb photographs and fascinating historical insights into international conflicts brewing on the same terrain today."
- Muneeza Shamsie, DAWN
". . . this book is a treasure, warmly fascinating, valuable to . . . every reader who values the complicated and elaborate relationship between image, time and place."
- Graham Shaw, The Art Book
"This is a monumental body of work. It is acute, lively, and impressive. John Burke is and was the pre-eminent photographer of the North West Frontier and Afghanistan. Extraordinary!"
- Clark Worswick, author of The Last Empire
"An impressive work of scholarship that brings to life not only a curious - and now very topical - chapter of Britain's imperial adventure in Afghanistan but also a neglected pioneer of war photography."
- Charles Allen, author of Raj