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Perfect Hostage : a Life of Aung San Suu Kyi, Burma's Prisoner of Conscience.

Author: Justin Wintle
Publisher: New York : Skyhorse Publishing, Inc., 2008.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Burma is a country where, as one senior UN official puts it, ""just to turn your head can mean imprisonment or death."" Aung San Suu Kyi is considered to be Burma's best hope for freedom, and, because of her unwavering commitment to nonviolent resistance to the country's brutal military junta, she has been under house arrest since 1989. Elected Prime Minister, she was prevented from taking office, but despite  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Wintle, Justin.
Perfect Hostage : A Life of Aung San Suu Kyi, Burma's Prisoner of Conscience.
New York : Skyhorse Publishing, Inc., ©2008
Named Person: Aung San Suu Kyi.; ʼOṅʻ Chanʻʺ, Builʻ khyupʻ; Aung San Suu Kyi.; ʼOṅʻ Chanʻʺ, Builʻ khyupʻ
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Justin Wintle
ISBN: 9781626367548 162636754X
OCLC Number: 855969356
Description: 1 online resource (730 pages)
Contents: Cover Page; Perfect Hostage; Also available by Justin Wintle; Title Page; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Illustrations; Principal Burmese Personae; Glossary (including acronyms); Map; Prologue; Part One: Land and Father; I At the Shwedagon; II The Shwe Pyidaw; III After the Mongols; IV The Salami Wars; V British Burma; VI Saturday's Child; VII From Campus Oddball to National Hero (aged 20); VIII '1300': The Year That Never Was; IX Desperate Times, Desperate Remedies; X Bo Teza: Reluctant Collaborator; XI Snakes, Ladders and a Wife; XII Old Enemies, New Friends; XIII Getting There. Part Two: The DaughterXIV 19th July; XV The Golden Rain Is Brown; XVI An Indian Idyll: The 'Ugly One' Takes Wing; XVII The Daughter of Some or Other Burmese General; XVIII Things Fall Apart; XIX Between Three Continents; XX Thimphu, Kyoto, Simla; Part Three: Sixteen Months; XXI Number One and Number Nine; XXII White Bridge, Red Bridge; XXIII 8.8.88; XXIV Shadow of the Hundred Flowers; XXV Digging In; XXVI Squaring Up; XXVII Suu Kyi's Tightrope; XXVIII Danubyu; XXIX The Door Slams Shut; Part Four: The Political Madonna; XXX Egg on the Generals' Faces; XXXI Soldiers at the Gate. XXXII Famously AloneXXXIII Freedom on a Leash; XXXIV The Saddest Thing; XXXV The Widowed Road to Depayin; XXXVI Back to Mandalay; Postscript: The Monks' Revolt; Acknowledgements; Sources/Further Reading/Websites; Index.

Abstract:

Burma is a country where, as one senior UN official puts it, ""just to turn your head can mean imprisonment or death."" Aung San Suu Kyi is considered to be Burma's best hope for freedom, and, because of her unwavering commitment to nonviolent resistance to the country's brutal military junta, she has been under house arrest since 1989. Elected Prime Minister, she was prevented from taking office, but despite failing health, vilification at the hands of the Burmese media, and actual imprisonment in one of the world's most appalling jails, Suu Kyi has persevered in a campaign of nonvi.

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