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Perfect hostage : a life of Aung San Suu Kyi, Burma's prisoner of conscience

Autore: Justin Wintle
Editore: New York : Skyhorse Pub., c ©2007.
Edizione/Formato:   book_printbook : Biography : EnglishVedi tutte le edizioni e i formati
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A portrait of the Burmese activist minister and non-violence advocate describes the factors that contributed to her house arrest in 1989, her work to promote non-aggressive civil resistance, and her receipt of the Nobel Peace Prize in 1991.
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Genere/forma: Biography
Persona incaricata: Aung San Suu Kyi.; ʼOṅʻ Chanʻʺ, Builʻ khyupʻ; Aung San Suu Kyi.; ʼOṅʻ Chanʻʺ, Builʻ khyupʻ
Tipo materiale: Biography, Risorsa internet
Tipo documento: Book, Internet Resource
Tutti gli autori / Collaboratori: Justin Wintle
ISBN: 9781602392663 1602392668
Numero OCLC: 184925007
Descrizione: xxxi, 464 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contenuti: 1: Land and father --
At the Shwedagon --
The Shwe Pyidaw --
After the Mongols --
The Salami wars --
British Burma --
Saturday's child --
From campus oddball to national hero (aged 20) --
'1300': the year that never was --
Desperate times, desperate remedies --
Bo Teza: reluctant collaborator --
Snakes, ladders and a wife --
Old enemies, new friends --
Getting there --
2: The daughter --
19th July --
The golden rain is brown --
An Indian Idyll: the 'ugly one' takes wing --
The daughter of some or other Burmese general --
Things fall apart --
Between three continents --
Thimphu, Kyoto, Simla --
3: Sixteen months --
Number one and number nine --
White bridge, red bridge --
8.8.88 --
Shadow of the hundred flowers --
Digging in --
Squaring up --
Suu Kyi's tightrope --
Danubyu --
The door slams shut --
4: The political Madonna --
Egg on the generals' faces --
Soldiers at the gate --
Famously alone --
Freedom on a leash --
The saddest thing --
The widower road to --
Back to Mandalay --
The monks' revolt.
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A portrait of the Burmese activist minister and non-violence advocate describes the factors that contributed to her house arrest in 1989, her work to promote non-aggressive civil resistance, and her receipt of the Nobel Peace Prize in 1991.

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