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No Bad News for the King: The True Story of Cyclone Nargis and Its Aftermath in Burma


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An incisive, unprecedented report on life inside Burma from the author of Finding George Orwell in Burma

On May 2, 2008, an enormous tropical cyclone made landfall in Burma, wreaking untold havoc and killing more than 138,000 people. In No Bad News for the King, Emma Larkin, a Westerner who has been traveling to and secretly reporting on Burma for years, uses her extraordinary access and intimate understanding of the Burmese people to deliver a beautifully written and stunningly reported story that has never been told before. Chronicling the tragedy that unfolded in the chaotic days and months that followed the storm, she also examines the secretive politics of Burma's military dictatorship, a regime that relies on vicious military force and a bizarre combination of religion and mysticism to rule the country.

About the Author

Emma Larkin is the pseudonym for an American who was born and raised in Asia. She lives in Bangkok, Thailand, and has been visiting Burma for close to fifteen years.

Product Details

Larkin, Emma
Penguin Books
World History-General
World History-Southeast Asia
Edition Description:
Mass Market
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Grade Level:
from 12
b/w photos throughout; b/w map
8.1 x 5.55 x 0.64 in 0.52 lb
Age Level:
from 18

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History and Social Science » Asia » Burma and Myanmar
History and Social Science » Social Science » Disasters and Disaster Relief
History and Social Science » World History » Southeast Asia
Science and Mathematics » Physics » Meteorology

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