'Brash open calculating and self-serving Gen. Pervez Musharraf was probably the twenty-first century's first dictator. Murtaza Razvi gives us a fascinating first cut of his history. He provides a balanced picture of the general's achievements contradictions and vulnerabilities.'-Manoj Joshi author Lost Rebellion: Kashmir in the 1990s Musharraf: The Years in Power charts the rise and fall of General Pervez Musharraf Pakistan's most controversial leader since Zulfikar Ali Bhutto. Musharraf's life in the hot seat of Pakistan's politics is a rollercoaster tale of a soldier-turned-politician a commando a self-styled statesman a sophisticated globetrotter the resolute face of the US-led global war on terror and the feared revered and finally disowned president of an Islamic republic who is smitten with an 'enlightened moderation' that succumbs in the end to the many contradictions within the man himself. This no-holds-barred political biography by an astute political commentator and journalist provides perspective on the man whose politics have changed the face of the Indian subcontinent.