The River Of Lost Footsteps: A Personal History Of Burma

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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...

Paperback: 400 pages
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux; First edition (January 8, 2008)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 9780374531164
ISBN-13: 978-0374531164
ASIN: 0374531161
Product Dimensions: 6.1 x 1 x 8.2 inches
Amazon Rank: 309308
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This is really two books (or more) woven into one: 1) in part a well-written and fast-paced history of Burma, with many insights into how Burma's history intersects with global history and 2) a personal memoir and observations about Burma today, wit...

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lls 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 Portuguese pirates and renegade Mughal princes through a sixty-year civil war that continues today―the longest-running war anywhere in the world.The River of Lost Footsteps is a work at once personal and global, a "brisk, vivid history" (Philip Delves Broughton, The Wall Street Journal) that makes Burma accessible and enthralling.