Catalogue


Getting Away with Murder : Benazir Bhutto's Assassination and the Politics of Pakistan /
Heraldo Muñoz.
imprint
New York : W. W. Norton & Company, [2014], c2014
description
268 p.
ISBN
0393062910 (hardcover), 9780393062915 (hardcover)
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imprint
New York : W. W. Norton & Company, [2014], c2014
isbn
0393062910 (hardcover)
9780393062915 (hardcover)
contents note
A murder foretold -- An early history of instability -- Violence in the family and in the nation -- On the road to Islamabad -- The US gravitas in Pakistani affairs -- The US-brokered return of Bhutto to her homeland -- The assassination -- Whodunit? -- The investigation's repercussions -- Epilogue : reflections on Bhutto, Bin Laden, and Pakistan's ties to the United States.
catalogue key
9225145
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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"Like some of history's other high-profile assassinations, including that of John F. Kennedy, the killing of Benazir Bhutto remains cloaked in rumor, speculation, and suspicion. Heraldo Muoz and his colleagues found skeletons in many closets, smoking guns in many hands...The story of their search makes for a gripping read, but far more valuable are the insights Muoz elicits about the nature of Pakistani society and its political culture."
"Muoz has written a brilliant, incisive and page turning book-the last word on Benazir Bhutto's assassination. The murder of Benazir Bhutto shook a nation and the world but until now there has never been an authoritative explanation as to how and why she died. Muoz comes closest to identifying those guilty of her untimely and tragic death, guiding us through the enigma and chaos that is Pakistan and the double dealing that sustains the tortured relationship between that country and the United States."
"One opens this book to learn more about what lay behind the tragic death of Benazir Bhutto and is immediately drawn into its context-the turbulence of Pakistan's politics and international relations going back to the foundation of the state. The book is essential reading for all who want to understand more about the state of Pakistan and the fate of one of its most talented daughters."
The murder of Benazir Bhutto shook a nation and the world but until now there has never been an authoritative explanation as to how and why she died. Muñoz comes closest to identifying those guilty of her untimely and tragic death, guiding us through the enigma and chaos that is Pakistan and the double dealing that sustains the tortured relationship between that country and the United States. Muñoz has written a brilliant, incisive and page turning book-the last word on Benazir Bhutto's assassination.
"This is a chilling account of deceit, corruption and murder at the highest levels of power in Pakistan, an American ally. A carefully researched and compelling tale of tragedy masked as a government."
This is a chilling account of deceit, corruption and murder at the highest levels of power in Pakistan, an American ally. A carefully researched and compelling tale of tragedy masked as a government.
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Summaries
Description for Library
As lead commissioner of the UN investigation into the 2007 assassination of Benazir Bhutto, Munoz is well qualified to deliver this report. Already an experienced author (e.g., The Dictators Shadow), Munoz examines not just the suicide bombing that took Bhuttos life but the complexities of Pakistani politics.
Main Description
On December 27, 2007, after a major election rally in Rawalpindi, a suicide bomber, fired shots at former Pakistani prime minister Benazir Bhutto and detonated explosives strapped to his chest. In a country ruled more often by military dictators than by elected governments, Bhutto offered a secular, democratic hope. Her assassination tore the country apart, destabilizing the entire region. Leading an international inquiry, Heraldo Muñoz delved into the murky world of Pakistani politics and the infamous Bhutto family, who rival the Kennedys in charisma, power, and tragedy. His year-long investigation frames a story of betrayals, corruption, foreign influence, turbulent politics, and unsolved political assassinations-all of which led to the death of the country's leading politician. With impeccable research and insight, Muñoz situates Bhutto in a surprisingly deep, decades-long history of U.S.-Pakistan ties and the emergence of global terrorism, pinpointing the assassination as the moment when U.S.-Pakistani relations were changed forever.
Main Description
On December 27, 2007, after a major election rally, Rawalpindi, a suicide bomber, fired shots at former Pakistani prime minister Benazir Bhutto and detonated explosives strapped to his chest. In a country ruled more often by military dictators than by elected governments, Bhutto offered a secular, democratic hope. Her assassination tore the country apart, destabilizing the entire region. Leading an international inquiry, Heraldo Muñoz delved into the murky world of Pakistani politics and the infamous Bhutto family, who rival the Kennedys in charisma, power, and tragedy. His year-long investigation frames a story of betrayals, corruption, foreign influence, turbulent politics, and unsolved political assassinations-all of which led to the death of the country's leading politician. With impeccable research and insight, Muñoz situates Bhutto in a surprisingly deep, decades-long history of U.S.-Pakistan ties and the emergence of global terrorism, pinpointing the assassination as the moment when U.S.-Pakistani relations were changed forever.
Main Description
On December 27, 2007, a suicide bomber killed Benazir Bhutto, the former prime minister of Pakistan. Brilliant and charismatic, the head of a political family as important to Pakistani history as the Gandhis in India or the Kennedys in the United States, Bhutto had recently returned from exile to challenge military dictator Pervez Musharraf in a democratic election. In the aftermath of the assassination, some blamed Musharraf; others blamed terrorists linked to the Pakistani security service, the ISI; still others pointed the finger at Bhutto's own spouse and entourage; and some speculated that it was a lone wolf attack. Though the individuals behind the conspiracy have never been found, in Getting Away with Murder Heraldo Muoz goes further than anyone else to unravel the mystery of Bhutto's death. Moreover, he explains the unexpected role America played in the tragic events, the byzantine relationship between Pakistan and the United States, and how Bhutto's assassination impacted world politics. In a country ruled more often by military dictators than by elected governments, Bhutto offered a secular, democratic hope. Arguably one of Pakistan's most iconic political figures, she became one of the world's few female heads of government. Her assassination tore the country apart, destabilizing the entire region. Leading the United Nations' inquiry, Muoz delved into murky world of Pakistani politics and the infamous Bhutto family, awash in charisma and power, controversy and violence. His year-long investigation frames a story of betrayals, corruption, foreign influence, and unsolved political assassinations. Muoz provides new insight into Bhutto's unprecedented rise and an unflinching, minute-by-minute narrative of the assassination itself. With impeccable research, Muoz also situates Bhutto in the decades-long history of U.S.-Pakistan relations and the emergence of global terrorism, pinpointing her death as the moment when those relations changed forever. The result is a gripping narrative of Pakistan's turbulent political realities and the death of its leading politician.

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