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River of Lost Footsteps A Personal History of Burma

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ISBN-10: 0374531161

ISBN-13: 9780374531164

Edition: 2008

Authors: Thant Myint-U, Thant Myintu

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What do we really know about Burma and its history? And what can Burma’s past tell us about its present and even its future? For nearly two decades Western governments and a growing activist community have been frustrated in their attempts to bring about a freer and more democratic Burma—through sanctions and tourist boycotts—only to see an apparent slide toward even harsher dictatorship. Now Thant Myint-U tells the story of modern Burma, and the story of his own family, in an interwoven narrative that is by turns lyrical, dramatic, and deeply affecting. Through his prominent family’s stories and those of others, he portrays Burma’s rise and decline in the modern world, from the time of…    
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Book details

List price: $17.00
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Farrar, Straus & Giroux
Publication date: 1/8/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 400
Size: 7.00" wide x 6.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

Thant Myint-U, formerly a diplomat with the United Nations, now lives and writes in Bangkok, travelling from there to Burma, India, and China. He is the author of a personal history of Burma,The River of Lost Footsteps(FSG, 2006).