Benazir Bhutto

by Price, Sean.

Format: Print Book 2010
Availability: Available at 2 Libraries 2 of 2 copies
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CLP - Main Library First Floor Children's Department - Biography j DS389.22.B48 P75 2010
Location  CLP - Main Library
 
Collection  First Floor Children's Department - Biography
 
Call Number  j DS389.22.B48 P75 2010
 
 
CLP - Squirrel Hill Children's Biographies j DS389.22.B48 P75 2010
Location  CLP - Squirrel Hill
 
Collection  Children's Biographies
 
Call Number  j DS389.22.B48 P75 2010
 
 
Summary
In 1979, Benazir Bhutto's father, the former president of Pakistan, was executed by the government that had overthrown him. Bhutto was arrested as a political prisoner. But even imprisonment and house arrest couldn't stop her popularity from soaring among the people of Pakistan. She would become Pakistan's first female prime minister. What motivated Benazir Bhutto to live the life she led? How did she achieve such power in a society dominated by men? The exciting biographies in the Front-Page Lives series take an in-depth look at some of the world's most fascinating people.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "*Starred Review* The Front-Page Lives series introduces important news makers and sets its subjects within the context of their times. This volume, on the assassinated leader of Pakistan, is particularly well done, thanks to Price's clear and compelling text. Benazir Bhutto's life was one of privilege. Then, in 1979, her father was executed by political enemies. Bhutto took on his causes and soon became a political prisoner as well. The former prime minister's life story is complicated. Moreover, the history of Pakistan takes many twists, and the ins and outs of its political rivalries are byzantine. Yet, step-by-step, Price brings readers into this world, explains it smartly, and shows how a life can be shaped (and ended) by ideas and forces far larger than the individual. The many color photographs are particularly crisp and colorful, and the sidebars briefly but effectively deal with important topics, including the fight over Kashmir, the war between East and West Pakistan, and the corruption in Pakistan's political system. Two-page spreads that chronicle current events of Bhutto's time are less relevant but still interesting in their own right. The appended back matter is excellent: besides an extensive glossary, Web sites and further-reading lists take up four pages. And happily, the text is supplemented by source notes.--Cooper, Ilene Copyright 2009 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Series Front-page lives.
Subjects Bhutto, Benazir, -- 1953-2007 -- Juvenile literature.
Bhutto, Benazir.
Prime ministers -- Pakistan -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Women prime ministers -- Pakistan -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Prime ministers -- Pakistan -- Biography.
Women prime ministers.
Pakistan -- Politics and government -- 1971-1988 -- Juvenile literature.
Pakistan -- Politics and government -- 1988- -- Juvenile literature.
Pakistan -- Politics and government -- 1971-1988.
Pakistan -- Politics and government -- 1988-
Publisher Chicago :Heinemann Library,2010
Language English
Description 112 pages : illustrations (some color), color map ; 25 cm.
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 106-109) and index.
ISBN 9781432932220
1432932225
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