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From Prison to Prime Minister: A Biography of Benazir Bhutto

From Prison to Prime Minister: A Biography of Benazir Bhutto

by Libby Hughes

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School Library Journal - School Library Journal
Gr 5-9-- As this book's bibliography attests, there are few books on Pakistan's former prime minister; nearly all of the sources are interviews or newspaper and journal articles. Readers learn of Bhutto's happy childhood in the home of her father, whose strong belief in education was a major influence in her graduation cum laude from Radcliffe and her further studies at Oxford. Particularly inspiring is the story of Bhutto's courage during the power struggle between her family and the tyrannical General Zia. A clearly written, well-organized text is marked by smoothly flowing prose and varied sentence structure. One rather serious oversight is the absence of a map of Pakistan showing the location of the Bhutto homeland. However, the book offers valuable current information about Pakistani customs, so different from those of Western countries, and points out that though Bhutto bowed to tradition with her arranged marriage, her family life is fulfilling, with her children born during busy times of her leadership. --Phyllis Graves, Creekwood Middle School, Kingwood, TX

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Silver Burdett Press
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People in Focus Series
Product dimensions:
6.38(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.55(d)
Age Range:
10 Years

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