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Benazir Bhutto : favored daughter

Author: Brooke Allen
Publisher: Boston : New Harvest Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, [2016] ©2016
Series: Icons series (New Harvest (Firm))
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The story of Benazir Bhutto, the first woman to lead a Muslim nation, seems lifted straight from Greek tragedy. Born to privilege as the daughter of one of Pakistan's great feudal families, she was groomed for a diplomatic career and was thrust into the political arena when her father, Pakistan's charismatic and controversial prime minister, was executed. She then led Pakistan, one of the most turbulent and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
Named Person: Benazir Bhutto; Benazir Bhutto
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Brooke Allen
ISBN: 9780544648937 0544648935
OCLC Number: 908698936
Description: 162 pages ; 22 cm.
Series Title: Icons series (New Harvest (Firm))
Responsibility: Brooke Allen.

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The story of Benazir Bhutto, the first woman to lead a Muslim nation, seems lifted straight from Greek tragedy. Born to privilege as the daughter of one of Pakistan's great feudal families, she was groomed for a diplomatic career and was thrust into the political arena when her father, Pakistan's charismatic and controversial prime minister, was executed. She then led Pakistan, one of the most turbulent and impoverished nations in the world, through two terms as prime minister in the 1980s and 1990s, but she struggled to ward off charges of corruption and retain her tenuous hold on power and was eventually forced into exile. Bhutto returned to Pakistan in 2007, only to be assassinated by a suicide bomber as her motorcade rode into Karachi for what was intended to be a triumphant return. Including interviews with key figures who knew Bhutto and have never before spoken on the record, Benazir Bhutto: Favored Daughter illuminates Bhutto's tragic life as well as the role she played as the first female prime minister of Pakistan. Celebrated literary critic Brooke Allen approaches Bhutto in a way not many have done before in this taut biography of a figure who had a profound effect on the volatile politics of the Middle East, drawing on contemporary news sources and eyewitness reports, as well as accounts from her supporters and her enemies. -- from dust jacket.

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