The Lady and the Peacock: The Life of Aung San Suu Kyi

^ Read * The Lady and the Peacock: The Life of Aung San Suu Kyi by Peter Popham º eBook or Kindle ePUB. The Lady and the Peacock: The Life of Aung San Suu Kyi She was already confined to her home when the party she co-founded and led, the National League for Democracy, won a landslide victory in a general election in 1990. The result was never acknowledged by the military regime in power for many decades. Yet no book has yet been written that does justice to her extraordinary story: brought up mostly in India, settled in North Oxford with her English scholar husband and two sons, called back to Burma to look after her sick mother, then caught up in a

The Lady and the Peacock: The Life of Aung San Suu Kyi

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Rating : 4.73 (739 Votes)
Asin : 1846042488
Format Type : paperback
Number of Pages : 464 Pages
Publish Date : 2016-04-04
Language : English

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"Masterly superb" Archbishop Desmond Tutu "Sensitive and moving" -- Jon Swain Sunday Times "A timely and important account of this global exemplar of moral courage" Irish Times "Highly readablea fresh approach" Evening Standard "A timely portrait of steely courage." Independent

Makes you wonder! Michael Richards I enjoyed the book enormously however some parts felt a little long winded. It feels complete and leaves you with a good sense of the woman, the cruelty of a regime but mostly tells you of someone who has so much strength of character that it is sometimes hard to stand the choices she makes for the greater good.. Graeme said Myanmar's Lady and the NLD. Contains good background information on Aung San Suu Kyi and how this former Oxford housewife and privileged daughter of Burma's hero and founder of the nation's modern military, General Aung San, became involved in Myanmar's struggle for democratic rule. Now that Suu Kyi is a minority leader in Myanmar's two-house parliament, let's hope we get some writers who treat her as a typical politician instead of as the much hyped saint-like persecuted embodiment. "A Celebrity Reality Show" according to Divakar Kaza. THE LADY AND THE PEACOCK : The Life of Aung San Suu Kyi of Burma – Peter PophamOur neighbouring countries (barring Pakistan) and their histories are something that I am discovering now. Have now read books on all our neighbours. Burma or Myanmar as they call it now was one of the gaps. Burma always fascinated me from the time we heard ‘Mere Piya gaye Rangoon’ in our childhood to reading about the fabled Chettinad businessmen of South Ind

She was already confined to her home when the party she co-founded and led, the National League for Democracy, won a landslide victory in a general election in 1990. The result was never acknowledged by the military regime in power for many decades. Yet no book has yet been written that does justice to her extraordinary story: brought up mostly in India, settled in North Oxford with her English scholar husband and two sons, called back to Burma to look after her sick mother, then caught up in a revolutionary uprising for which she became leader, yet trapped inside the country -- never to see her husband again.The Lady and the Peacock is the first, access

A professional journalist since 1982, PETER POPHAM has been a staff writer on the Independent since 1990. He lives in Italy.From the Trade Paperback edition.. Now Associate Foreign Editor, he has been Rome correspondent as well as South Asia correspondent for the newspaper. He has travelled inside B

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