To Live or to Perish Forever, Two Tumultuous Years in Pakistan

To Live or to Perish Forever, Two Tumultuous Years in Pakistan

Book - 2009
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Freelance jopurnalist Nicholas Schmidle takes readers to Pakistan's rioting streets, to Taliban camps in the North-West Frontier Province, and on many surprising adventures as he provides a contemporary history of this country long riven by internal conflict. With the intimacy and good humor available only to the most fearless and open-eyed reporters, Schmidle narrates the most turbulent period of Pakistan's recent history, a time when President Pervez Musharraf lost his power and the Taliban found theirs, and when Americans began to realize that Pakistan's fate is inextricably linked with our own. Schmidle entered Pakistan in February 2006, befriended a radical cleric (who became an enemy of the state and was killed), came to crave the smell of tear gas (because it assured him that he was sufficiently close to the action), was deported by the Pakistani authorities, managed to get back into the country, and was chased out a second time.--From publisher description.
Publisher: New York : Henry Holt and Co., 2009
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780805089387
Branch Call Number: 954.9105 SCHMI SCHMI
Characteristics: 254 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm


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