240 pages, 200 colour illustrations
Photographs by Tim Hetherington
Introduction by Sebastian Junger
Published by Chris Boot
The fact that at any given moment people are violently risking their lives for one cause or another is one of the hardest things for me to come to terms with in my relatively cushy existence. I am far from a military enthusiast, and also don't care much for nationalism in general, but I do think it's important to at least attempt to understand the position that soldiers on all sides are put in. Infidel, a 240-page book by Tim Hetherington, offers a beautiful and involved look into the day-to-day lives of a single platoon stationed in Afghanistan. It will certainly leave you feeling at least a small step closer to having any sort of grasp on what these men go through on a regular basis.