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The Resource The Burma spring : Aung San Suu Kyi and the new struggle for the soul of a nation, by Rena Pederson

The Burma spring : Aung San Suu Kyi and the new struggle for the soul of a nation, by Rena Pederson

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The Burma spring : Aung San Suu Kyi and the new struggle for the soul of a nation
Title
The Burma spring
Title remainder
Aung San Suu Kyi and the new struggle for the soul of a nation
Statement of responsibility
by Rena Pederson
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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 rendering of Burma/Myanmar's tumultuous history. Award-winning journalist and former State Department speechwriter Rena Pederson brings to light fresh details about the charismatic Nobel Peace Prize winner. Suu Kyi, the daughter of the late General Aung San (who secured freedom from Britain's imperial rule in 1948) initially had no desire to enter politics, but she had always made it clear that should her country need her, she would return. She would soon find herself embroiled in civil strife, then imprisoned in her home for fifteen years. But after decades of struggle, there is cause for renewed hope. Her party will be a major contender in the 2015 elections, a potential breakthrough after years of military dictatorship. Using exclusive interviews with Suu Kyi since her release, as well as recently disclosed diplomatic cables, Pederson uncovers new facets to Suu Kyi's extraordinary story. The book will also reveal 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. One of the few Western journalists to travel here extensively, Pederson provides a never-before-seen view of the harrowing hardships the people of Burma have endured, and of the fiery political atmosphere in which Suu Kyi has fought a life-and-death struggle for liberty.--From publisher description
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
UKMGB
Dewey number
959.1053092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
no index present
LC call number
DS530.53.A85
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
The Burma spring : Aung San Suu Kyi and the new struggle for the soul of a nation, by Rena Pederson
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 527-535)
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volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
ocn898155471
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxiv, 536 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781605986678
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
(OCoLC)898155471
Label
The Burma spring : Aung San Suu Kyi and the new struggle for the soul of a nation, by Rena Pederson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 527-535)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
ocn898155471
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxiv, 536 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781605986678
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
(OCoLC)898155471

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