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Title:Perfect Hostage: A Life of Aung San Suu Kyi
Price:GBP£12.00 (about USD$16.20)
Item ID:B009-3001
Publisher:Hutchinson, London, 2007
Binding:Hardcover (Original Cloth)
Condition:As New
Dust Jacket:As New
Hutchinson, 2007, Hardcover (Original Cloth), Book Condition: As New, Dust Jacket Condition: As New, First

green endpapers. Like Mahatma Gandhi, Martin Luther King and Nelson Mandela, Aung San Suu Kyi has become an iconic figure. Awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1991, since 1988 she has steadfastly opposed Burma's brutal military regime, instituted by General Ne Win in 1962. But her leadership of the Burmese democracy movement, and her ardent advocacy of human rights, have landed her in desperate trouble. She was first placed under house arrest in 1989. Today she is again under house arrest, seemingly for good. In the years between, she has faced constant physical and psychological harassment. In 2003, during an attempt on her life at Depayin, she witnessed the massacre of scores of her followers. Her extraordinary commitment to the Burmese people has resulted in involuntary separation from her family - her English husband Dr. Michael Aris, and their two sons. Aris's death in 1999 was yet another cruel twist of the knife. But nothing can deflect Suu Kyi from the course she has adopted. Crucially, her martyred father - General Aung San - led Burma to independence from the British. But if Aung San's legacy has profoundly affected his daughter's choices, so too has the disciplined upbringing given her by her widowed mother, Daw Khin Kyi. Justin Wintle gives us the fullest biography of Aung San Suu Kyi to date, asking searching questions along the way. Is her father's status as hero really vouchsafed? And is Aung San Suu Kyi's insistence on non-violence really best calculated to bring down a junta incapable of acting in good faith? There are no easy answers. But by including her father's story, and, vitally, the story of the Burmese people at large, Wintle lays bare the ambiguities which nourish a tragedy that is national as well as personal. Size: Octavo (standard book size). 450 pages. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. Dust Jacket is in as new condition, apart from normal shop shelf wear - contains no tears or chips or other damage. Dust Jacket un-clipped. Gilt titles spine. black cloth; illustrated by b/w. photo's. & double-page b/w. map of Burma/Myanmar. Includes index, sources, further reading list & glossary. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Biography & Autobiography; History; South East Asia; Myanmar; Burma; Politics & Government. ISBN: 0091796512. ISBN/EAN: 9780091796518. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 3001.
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