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The book is a perfect explanation of events that led to ultimate fall of Afghanistan to Soviet invasion. It mentions how effectively different leaders during the course of history tried their best to keep Afghanistan out of war and becoming sandwich between super powers of time.It shows how super powers use small countries for their own benefits and even they can dare to change it geographical boundaries by force if necessary. It also clarifies certain historical disputes from Afghanistan's point of view. The most interesting part is the will of each Afghan leader to move the country towards modernization and its efforts to get support of Arab countries. The book is perfect example for nations who,s survival is dependent on its neibhours and how one should act under the given circumstances.