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The nine lives of Pakistan : dispatches from a precarious state / Declan Walsh.

Walsh, Declan, (author.).

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Moorhead Public Library 954.91 WAL (Text) 33500013347497 New Checked out 03/25/2021

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780393249910
  • ISBN: 0393249913
  • Physical Description: pages cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : W. W. Norton & Company, 2020.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Insha'Allah Nation : A Land of Broken Maps -- Red Zone : The Reluctant Fundamentalist -- The Prodigal Father : "What Is the Meaning of Pakistan?" -- Arithmetic on the Frontier : A Pashtun Takes On the Taliban -- The Fabulous Senorita : A Human Rights Heroine versus the Generals -- The Good Muslim : A Billionaire Takes On Blasphemy -- Lost in Waziristan : A Veteran Spy Miscalculates -- Minimum City : Faith in God and Glock -- War of the Flea : Balochistan's Fifth Rebellion -- Undesirable Activities : A Spy Comes Clean -- A House on a Hill : Two Nations.
Summary, etc.:
"The former New York Times Pakistan bureau chief paints an arresting up-close portrait of a fractured country. Declan Walsh's electrifying portrait of Pakistan after 9/11 captures the sweep of this "strange, wondrous and benighted country" through the dramatic lives of nine fascinating individuals. On assignment for the New York Times and other outlets, Walsh traveled from the raucous port of Karachi to the salons of Lahore, and from Baluchistan to the mountains of Waziristan. He met a diverse cast of extraordinary Pakistanis-a chieftain readying for war at his desert fort, a retired spy skulking through the borderlands, and a crusading lawyer risking death for her beliefs, among others. Unbeknownst to Walsh, an intelligence agent was tracking him. Written in the aftermath of Walsh's dramatic deportation, The Nine Lives of Pakistan concludes with an astonishing encounter with that agent, and his revelations about Pakistan's powerful security state. Intimate and complex, attuned to the centrifugal forces of history, identity, and faith, The Nine Lives of Pakistan offers an unflinching account of life in a precarious, vital country"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Walsh, Declan > Travel > Pakistan.
Pakistan > Description and travel.
Pakistan > History.
Genre: History.
Travel writing.

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