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Lady : Aung San Suu Kyi, Aung San Suu Kyi : Nobel Laureate and Burma's Prisoner (02 Edition)

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ISBN13: 9780571211777
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Now in paperback, the first full account of Nobel Peace Prize laureate Aung San Suu Kyis role in the struggle against Burmas military junta. Included is a new afterword by the author, which covers events from the time of the original publication in 1998 to Aung San Suu Kyis release from house arrest in May 2002.

Barbara Victor is a journalist who has covered the Middle East for most of her career. She is also the author of four novels, which have been translated into twenty-two languages, and six works of nonfiction. Her most recent nonfiction book is Women Suicide Bombers, which is also the basis for a TV film-documentary on women suicide bombers in the Occupied Territories and Gaza. Victor and her husband divide their time between Paris and New York.

Based on exclusive interviews with military leaders, exporters of opium and heroin, foreign business investors, apologists for the regime, and former prisoners and victims of torture, as well as with many of the current players, The Lady is the first full account of Nobel Peace Prize laureate Aung San Suu Kyi's role in the struggle against the military junta that has controlled Burma since 1988. Barbara Victor exposes one of the most violent and corrupt governments in the world today, exploring the ongoing brutal conflict perpetrated by the Union Solidarity and Development Associationpreviously known as the State Law and Order Restoration Council (SLORC)who refuse to recognize the majority support for the National League for Democracy (NLD), led by Aung San Suu Kyi.

Until 1988, Aung San Suu Kyi lived a quiet life in England as the wife of an Oxford don and the mother of two teenage sons. It was only when she returned to Burma to care for her dying mother that she found herself drawn into the movement to end the human rights violations and political unrest that had become the status quo. Carrying the heroic banner of her father, General Aung San, who in the 1940s negotiated Burma's independence from the British and was assassinated on the eve of the Burmese return to self-government, Aung San Suu Kyi has been a pivotal figure in bringing to international attention a regime that maintains power through torture, terror, and summary executions.

Fourteen years after her return to the country of her birth and after a total of more than eight years under house arrest, unable to be with her dying husband in England and separated from her two growing sons, the woman known even to her enemies as "the Lady" continues to struggle for democracy.

This edition includes a new afterword by the author that covers events from the time of the original publication in 1998 to Aung San Suu Kyi's most recent release from house arrest in May 2002.

"Victor's portrait goes beyond capturing the poignancy of the Lady's struggle, particularly in its focus on how much she has been inspired by the legacy of her father, General Aung San, assassinated after negotiating Burma's independence from Britain. As affecting as Victor's analysis of Daw Suu Kyi is, her stinging account of the brutality and corruption of the SLORC, and of how harsh and desperate life is for most Burmese, is perhaps of more import."Donna Seaman, Booklist

"Victor, a journalist nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, has written the first biography of Daw Aung Sau Suu Kyi, winner of the Nobel Peace Prize for her resistance against Burma's military junta, the SLORC. Called 'the Lady' by authorities in an effort to trivialize her identity, Daw Suu Kyi endured six years of house arrest and deprivation, becoming a political and spiritual leader by virtue of her courage, stoicism, and unwavering support of human rights, nonviolence, and democracy. Victor's portrait goes beyond capturing the poignancy of the Lady's struggle, particularly in its focus on how much she has been inspired by the legacy of her father, General Aung San, assassinated after negotiating Burma's independence from Britain. As affecting as Victor's analysis of Daw Suu Kyi is, her stinging account of the brutality and corruption of the SLORC, and of how harsh and desperate life is for most Burmese, is perhaps of more import. Burma is an irresistible lure for multinational corporations, so once again greed rules, and the world allows fascism to thrive."Donna Seaman, Booklist

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Now in paperback, the first full account of Nobel Peace Prize laureate Aung San Suu Kyis role in the struggle against Burmas military junta. Included is a new afterword by the author, which covers events from the time of the original publication in 1998 to Aung San Suu Kyis release from house arrest in May 2002.

About the Author

Barbara Victor is a journalist who has covered the Middle East for most of her career. She is also the author of four novels, which have been translated into twenty-two languages, and six nonfiction works. Her most recent nonfiction work is Women Suicide Bombers, which will coincide with her television film documentary on women suicide bombers in the Occupied Territories and Gaza. Ms. Victor and her husband divide their time between Paris and New York.

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Effie, April 6, 2007 (view all comments by Effie)
A very important book because it draws attention to an important cause that the major media ignores. There are, of course, no oil wells in Burma, so we don't need to start a war with the military force there ruling with oppressive force, and keeping its rightful ruler, Aung San Suu Kyi, jailed and under house arrest for many decades.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780571211777
Author:
Victor, Barbara
Publisher:
Faber & Faber
Location:
New York
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
Political
Subject:
Women
Subject:
International
Subject:
Political ethics
Subject:
Burma
Subject:
Political corruption
Subject:
Women political prisoners
Subject:
Women political activists
Subject:
General Biography
Subject:
Aung San Suu Kyi
Subject:
Burma Politics and government.
Subject:
Biography-Political
Subject:
Peace
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
2001]
Publication Date:
20021131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.50 in

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