In the book, the author uncovers the mysteries surrounding the 1971 South Asian war. Using extensive research and thorough analyses, the author describes what caused the war, how it was conducted, and how the world powers shaped its outcome. Based on formerly secret US government documents that have been declassified and obtained under the Freedom of Information Act as well as stories narrated by those who made history before, during and after the conflict this book cracks open the floodgates of information, separating facts from myths and giving details of events as they unfolded during those fateful days of 1971. An exhaustive, well researched account of Bangladesh Liberation War its causes, its course and the culmination. An in-depth report validated and supplemented by formerly secret documents released by the US government. A brilliant attempt at sieving facts from myths related to the South Asian War of 1971. A compelling and an engaging read.