Pakistan: Eye of the Storm
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 ignoring in my overview and understanding of Asia.
Pakistan's history is short but turbulent. This excellent, well-researched, beautifully written book covers its history, personalities, politics, and issues in chapters that first present an overview of Pakistan's history then proceed to address each major...more
corruption and above all - the army. The book is a canny reflection on the factors that have failed Pakistan.
Anyhow. This was quite the learning experience. I mean I was obviously aware of the history of Pakistan but I was always sure that it was biased at some places. I like how Jones wrote this book. He did give credit where credit was due and also didn't shy away from revealing Pakistan's failures throughout history. There was no glorification of the leaders unli ...more