Daughter of Destiny

Daughter of Destiny

An Autobiography

Book - 2008
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Daughter of Destiny, the autobiography of Benazir Bhutto, is a historical document of uncommon passion and courage, the dramatic story of a brilliant, beautiful woman whose life was, up to her tragic assassination in 2007, inexorably tied to her nation's tumultuous history. Bhutto writes of growing up in a family of legendary wealth and near-mythic status, a family whose rich heritage survives in tales still passed from generation to generation. She describes her journey from this protected world onto the volatile stage of international politics through her education at Radcliffe and Oxford, the sudden coup that plunged her family into a prolonged nightmare of threats and torture, her father's assassination by General Zia ul-Haq in 1979, and her grueling experience as a political prisoner in solitary confinement.

With candor and courage, Benazir Bhutto recounts her triumphant political rise from her return to Pakistan from exile in 1986 through the extraordinary events of 1988: the mysterious death of Zia; her party's long struggle to ensure free elections; and finally, the stunning mandate that propelled her overnight into the ranks of the world's most powerful, influential leaders.

Publisher: New York ; Toronto : HarperCollins, 2008
Edition: 1st Harper Perennial ed., rev. ed.. --
ISBN: 9780061672682
Branch Call Number: 954.9105092 Bhutt 3558ad 1
Characteristics: xx, 446 p. :,ill


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Feb 20, 2016

Benazir Bhutto was a respective and great woman/Prime Minister of Pakistan. This was a fascinating read for someone like me who will never go to Pakistan in his lifetime. However, she was also a daughter of privilege and her autobiography shows this well. Though I have come to respect her because of this book, I realize that her success was due to her noble background in addition to her determination.

adagarcon Dec 05, 2011

A laborious read filled with intimate details, intense dramas, involving the years of Benazir. Her collegiate days in Boston, the tragic death of her father, imprisionment leading to rise to power and years in exile. Benazir Bhutto!

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