Non-fiction

Pakistan: Eye of the Storm

Publication date: 11/09/2009
Publication date: Yale University Press

Non-fiction

Pakistan: Eye of the Storm

Thoroughly revised and updated third edition

Pakistan: Eye of the Storm, now in its third edition, is a highly readable history of Pakistan describing the progress of the country from the time of its creation in 1947.

Arranged thematically, the book deals with the key issues in Pakistan political life such as the recent battles with violent jihadists, Kashmir, the breakaway of East Pakistan to form Bangladesh, the construction of the nuclear bomb and the role of the army.

Pakistan: Eye of the Storm is widely acknowledged to provide an excellent introduction the highly complex politics of Pakistan.

Reviews of Pakistan: Eye of the Storm

[A] lucid and sobering examination. . . . Owen Bennett Jones has delivered a well-crafted, clear, balanced and often quite lively account that should be immensely useful.

Thomas W. Lippman, Washington Post Book World

The world has a stake in what happens in Pakistan. How great a stake, this book makes compellingly clear.

Robert M. Hathaway, Wilson Quarterly