In the reviewer's opinion, this autobiography of Mohammed Ayub Khan, President of Pakistan, is an engaging, exhortative, and passionate statement of the way he sees himself, his enemies, and Pakistan's future. The central thesis is that the coup d'etat of 1958 was the result of a combination of parliamentary government, unstable multi-party coalition cabinets, and a federal system that produced dissonance and confusion. The portions of the book dealing with foreign relations and enemies of modernization make major political and intellectual contributions to our knowledge. 7 pp.
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