Pakistan: Eye of the Storm

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Yale University Press, 2003 - History - 328 pages
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Pakistan - with its political instability, vociferous Islamic community, pressing economic and social problems, access to nuclear weapons, and proximity to Afghanistan - stands at the very center of global attention. Can General Musharraf, Pakistan's military ruler, control the forces that helped create the Taliban in Afghanistan? In this book, journalist Owen Bennett Jones looks at Pakistan's turbulent past, recounts its recent history, and assesses its future options. A new introduction brings the account fully up to date.

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User Review  - pbjwelch - LibraryThing

Having willfully ignored Pakistan for years, I finally sat down to read Owen Bennett Jones' book ... and discovered I couldn't put it down. And by so doing, I filled an important hole I'd been ... Read full review

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User Review  - carterchristian1 - LibraryThing

Clearly the American cannot fully understand what we are and have been doing in Afghanistan without a background in the history and recent events of Pakistan. I had just finished reading Holy War Inc ... Read full review

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Owen Bennett Jones was the BBC correspondent in Pakistan between 1998 and 2001.

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