The sub-title of this book is "The Men Who Made the North-West Frontier". I have just re-read the book following "that" incident in Abbottabad. I enjoyed it just as much the second time around. I have an advantage as I was lucky to be based in Islamabad in the late seventies/early eighties when it was safe to travel around Pakistan, India and Afghanistan (the latter country until late 1979 anyway). At that time I had family Army stories in mind from the thirties and pre-World War 1. I hope the day comes when it will be safe to travel again in this wonderful region although I suspect that it will not be in my own lifetime.