- Paperback: 448 pages
- Publisher: Bantam (21 Jun. 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0857500643
- ISBN-13: 978-0857500649
- Product Dimensions: 12.7 x 2.8 x 19.8 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (70 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 103,756 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Pakistan: A Personal History Paperback – 21 Jun 2012
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"A must-read for anyone interested in the intrigue of politics in the most dangerous country on earth" (The Sunday Times)
"An intelligently written mix of Pakistan's history and his own autobiography" (Independent)
"A compelling story, plainly told. It reveals a great deal about Pakistani life and politics, as well as about the great cricketer's strengths and failings" (Spectator)
The fascinating story of Pakistan, seen through the eyes of its most famous son, Imran Khan.See all Product Description
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Top Customer Reviews
At the end of the book i felt enlightened and hopeful of the new Dawn that is beckoning Imran and Pakistan.
I personally feel Pakistan's existensial crisis has Imran as the only answer. Like in cricket he will inspire
many a generation to come in politics. A legend in his own right and my Hero.
Masood (Manchester, UK)
I would definitely recommend this book to people who want to read about Pakistan's history as well as Imran Khans struggle and success.
There are 2 reasons why I have not given this book 5 stars. Firstly, Khan comes across as extremely vain at times. Anyone would think there was no other famous cricketer in the the world! He also portrays himself as something of a saviour to Pakistan, the only hope the country has for the future. Conceited? I think so.
Secondly, I felt that there were too many in drawn out explanations for his theological beliefs. Whilst this is a partial biography and his religious views are to be respected, I felt that he came across as slightly overbearing and 'preaching' at times.
These 2 points aside, a very good read.
he inspires, and wins respect. secondly the book is a good and accurate account of recent Pakistani political history, and the issues and problems that urgently need to be addressed today. thirdly the book describes Islam's role in history, and the qualities of tolerance, justice, values and education that made Islam the leading civilization for a thousand years. Forthly, it is a political manifesto which sets out Imran's objectives and struggle.
the book will certainly convince many readers that Imran is Pakistan's only hope. after reading this book, people will stop asking 'Can he win?' and instead ask, 'Can Pakistan survive if he doesn't win?'
Most Recent Customer Reviews
He is a great person with honest history throughout his life career.Published 23 days ago by Amazon Customer
The book was ok as far as Imran Khan's cricket career was concerned but the politics side didn't interest me too much. The book contained more politics than cricket details. James.Published 9 months ago by James Minifie
just started reading.fascinating reading.did not want to put the book down.seem a very balanced book.though a pakistani politician, mr imran khan was balanced in his views. Read morePublished 9 months ago by bala balaraman
This is a good read. It gets a little too philosophical at times but it was captivating enough for me to read it in a couple of days.Published 11 months ago by Fahad Qazi
Great book from a personal perspective maybe one day he will be the prime minister of Pakistan if he doesn't get assassinated by then by the powers that bePublished 13 months ago by OrthodoxBoy