I received Sword Fighters of British India
as a gift in January, and it was purchased through Amazon with no problems. I am nearly finished reading it so I thought I would chime-in briefly. I agree with the criticisms of the book, but I feel its value far outweighs its flaws. No other publication (aside form others by the same author) offers such a comprehensive assemblage of primary source accounts of the use of the sword in battle (in the context of British India). I recommend this title to anyone with an interest in military swords and swordsmanship, or with an interest in details of the fierce hand-to-hand fighting that took place. I look forward to reading the other titles in the "Sword Fighters..." series. I would love to see this (maybe paired with the author's other sword related offerings) re-published by a true publisher, offering higher quality images with captions, more accurate images of British swords of the period, and an editor to help catch typos and other small errors in the text. Maybe there is not a market for such a book, but one can dream.