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The Burma Spring: Aung San Suu Kyi and the New Struggle for the Soul of a Nation - Rena Pederson
The Burma Spring: Aung San Suu Kyi and the New Struggle for the Soul of a Nation
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Aung San Suu Kyi―Burma's "woman of destiny” and one of the most admired voices for freedom in the world today―comes alive through this brilliant rendering of Burma's tumultuous historyAward-winning journalist and former State Department speechwriter Rena Pederson brings to light fresh details... show more
Aung San Suu Kyi―Burma's "woman of destiny” and one of the most admired voices for freedom in the world today―comes alive through this brilliant rendering of Burma's tumultuous historyAward-winning journalist and former State Department speechwriter Rena Pederson brings to light fresh details about the charismatic Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi: the inspiration for Burma’s (now Myanmar) first steps towards democracy. Suu Kyi's party will be a major contender in the 2015 elections, a revolutionary breakthrough after years of military dictatorship. Using exclusive interviews with Suu Kyi since her release from fifteen years of house arrest, as well as recently disclosed diplomatic cables, Pederson uncovers new facets to Suu Kyi’s extraordinary story.The Burma Spring will also surprise readers by revealing the extraordinary steps taken by First Lady Laura Bush to help Suu Kyi, and also how former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton injected new momentum into Burma’s democratic rebirth. Pederson provides a never before seen view of the harrowing hardships the people of Burma have endured and the fiery political atmosphere in which Suu Kyi’s has fought a life-and-death struggle for liberty in this fascinating part of the world. 8 pages of photographs
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9781605989778 (1605989770)
Publisher: Pegasus Books
Pages no: 336
Edition language: English
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History
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2.0 The Burma Spring
DNF @ 20% This book isn't for me. I've read 20% and two things are clear to me: 1. This is a biography by an admirer of Aung San Suu Kyi's who seems to have fallen into the trap of lining up one sugar-coated cliche after another; and 2. There has been little critical analysis of the subjec...
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