Signed first edition of Daughter of Destiny, the autobiography of Pakistani Prime Minister, Benazir Bhutto.
Octavo, 411pp. Black hardcover, title in gilt on spine. First edition, first printing, with full number line on copyright page. A near fine example, largely unread, even toning to text block. In the publisher’s first state dust jacket, $21.95 on front flap, light wear to bottom edge of spine, faint shelf wear, a near fine example. Laid-in card from Mary Baldwin College, where Prime Minister Bhutto was the featured Smyth Leadership Lecturer on October 2, 2006. This book is signed: “With good wishes, Benazir Bhutto. 2 Oct. 2006.”
Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto (1953-2007) served as Prime Minister twice, from 1988-1990 and 1993-1996. She was the first woman to head a democratic government in a Muslim majority country. Her controversial tenure was highlighted by advocacy for women’s rights, civilian control of the military and accusations of political corruption. Going into self-exile in the late 1990s, Bhutto returned to Pakistan to compete in the 2008 elections but was assassinated on December 27, 2007.