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The Resource The lady and the generals : Aung San Suu Kyi and Burma's struggle for freedom, Peter Popham

The lady and the generals : Aung San Suu Kyi and Burma's struggle for freedom, Peter Popham

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The lady and the generals : Aung San Suu Kyi and Burma's struggle for freedom
Title
The lady and the generals
Title remainder
Aung San Suu Kyi and Burma's struggle for freedom
Statement of responsibility
Peter Popham
Title variation
Aung San Suu Kyi and Burma's struggle for freedom
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
She was a heroine of our time, a winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, a symbol of supreme courage in the face of tyranny. Then, in 2010, Burma's generals opened the door a chink: Aung San Suu Kyi was released from house arrest, and her country began to change. Suu Kyi's acclaimed biographer, Peter Popham, describes what happened next. Travelling across the country, meeting aristocrats, monks and politicians, freedom fighters, punks and rebels, he shows how hope has slowly returned to the lives of ordinary Burmese. He also examines the fate of the hill tribes, and how the world's politicians and businessmen are striving for influence. But with greater openness, long-suppressed prejudices have burst into the open: intolerant Buddhist preachers have whipped up the latent hostility of the Burmese against people of other races and beliefs, especially the Muslim Rohingya. When Aung San Suu Kyi was elected to parliament, she began to negotiate with the military. Yet she has declined to take a firm stand on minority rights - to the dismay of many in the West. The Lady and the Generals offers a trenchant and compelling portrait of this fascinating country and asks where Burma and Suu Kyi herself - with her bravery, her brilliance and her limitations - are heading next
Cataloging source
S3O
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Popham, Peter
Dewey number
959.1
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Aung San Suu Kyi
  • Political activists
  • Women political activists
  • Politicians
  • Burma
  • Burma
Target audience
adult
Label
The lady and the generals : Aung San Suu Kyi and Burma's struggle for freedom, Peter Popham
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000057157846
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxxiv, 440 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781846043727
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia/swe
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)944206710
Label
The lady and the generals : Aung San Suu Kyi and Burma's struggle for freedom, Peter Popham
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000057157846
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxxiv, 440 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781846043727
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia/swe
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)944206710

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