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As captivating as the most thrilling novel, Burmese Looking Glass tells the story of tribal peoples who, though ravaged by malaria and weakened by poverty, are unforgettably brave. Author Edith Mirante first crossed illegally from Thailand into Burma in 1983. There she discovered the hidden conflict that has despoiled the country since the close of World War II. She met commandos and refugees and learned firsthand the machinations of Golden Triangle narcotics trafficking. Mirante was the first Westerner to march with the rebels from the fabled Three Pagodas Pass to the Andaman Sea; she taught karate to women soldiers, was ritually tattooed by a Shan “spirit doctor,” has lobbied successfully against U.S. government donation of Agent Orange chemicals to the dictatorship, and was deported from Thailand in 1988.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780871135704
Author:
Mirante, Edith T.
Publisher:
Atlantic Monthly Press
Author:
Mirante, Edith T.
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Description and travel
Subject:
International Relations
Subject:
Civil Rights
Subject:
Asia - Southeast
Subject:
Human Rights
Subject:
Myanmar
Subject:
Burma
Subject:
Burma Description and travel.
Subject:
Political Freedom & Security - Civil Rights
Subject:
Human rights -- Burma.
Subject:
India
Subject:
Politics-United States Politics
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
2186
Publication Date:
19940431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in 17.5 oz

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As captivating as the most thrilling novel, Burmese Looking Glass tells the story of tribal peoples who, though ravaged by malaria and weakened by poverty, are unforgettably brave. Author Edith Mirante first crossed illegally from Thailand into Burma in 1983. There she discovered the hidden conflict that has despoiled the country since the close of World War II. She met commandos and refugees and learned firsthand the machinations of Golden Triangle narcotics trafficking. Mirante was the first Westerner to march with the rebels from the fabled Three Pagodas Pass to the Andaman Sea; she taught karate to women soldiers, was ritually tattooed by a Shan “spirit doctor,” has lobbied successfully against U.S. government donation of Agent Orange chemicals to the dictatorship, and was deported from Thailand in 1988.
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