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eBook Perfect Hostage: A Life of Aung San Suu Kyi, Burma's Prisoner of Conscience ePub

by Justin Wintle

  • ISBN: 1602392668
  • Category: Leaders and Notable People
  • Subcategory: Biography
  • Author: Justin Wintle
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing; First American Edition edition (March 18, 2008)
  • Pages: 480
  • ePub book: 1128 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1297 kb
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  • Rating: 4.7
  • Votes: 563

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Justin Wintle has produced a volume that is wide in scope and rich in detail Wintle introduces briefly the immediate and long term history of Burma, the life of Bogyoke Aung San, Suu Kyi's.

Justin Wintle has produced a volume that is wide in scope and rich in detail. Readers will be getting more than a life of Aung San Suu Kyi. Wintle introduces briefly the immediate and long term history of Burma, the life of Bogyoke Aung San, Suu Kyi's father, and the story of how a brutal dictatorship came to rule Burma and rename it Myanmar. Aung San Suu Kyi's NLD won fairly the elections of 1990, but was not granted any power by the brutal regime. Following the nonviolent dictates of her conscience, Suu Kyi's commitment to Burma is truly heroic, though not without critics and.

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Burma is a country where, as one senior UN official puts it, just to turn your head can mean imprisonment or death. Aung San Suu Kyi is one of the world s foremost inspirational revolutionary leaders. Considered to be Burma s best hope for freedom, she has waged a war of steadfast nonviolent opposition to the country s vicious militant regime. Because of her resistance to the brutality of the Burmese government, she has been under house arrest since 1989.

Aung San Suu Kyi is considered to be Burma's best hope for freedom, and, because of her unwavering commitment to nonviolent resistance to the country's brutal military junta, she has been under house arrest since 1989. Elected Prime Minister, she was prevented from taking office, but despite failing health, vilification at the hands of the Burmese media, and actual imprisonment in one of the world's most appalling jails, Suu Kyi has persevered in a campaign of nonviolent protest as unflagging as those of Gandhi, King, and Mandela, which earned her the Nobel Peace Prize in 1991.

This biography of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, Myanmar’s champion of democracy, explains the .

This biography of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, Myanmar’s champion of democracy, explains the complex sway she holds over her oppressors. Hers is a symbiotic power, as Justin Wintle describes it in his aptly titled Perfect Hostage, bestowed by the almost cartoonish thugs who have made her an outstanding example of the power of the powerless, in the words of the former Czech president Vaclav Havel. The State Peace and Development Council is a stereotypical military junta, brutal and efficiently repressive. But the generals, in a way, are as much hostage to Aung San Suu Kyi as she is to them.

The recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize, she has dedicated her life to helping her country. 13 people like this topic.

The woman is Aung San Suu Kyi, and her amazing story through letters, speeches and clandestine interview notes by many brave people of Burma, is. .The Perfect Hostage begins with an excellent general history of Burma.

The woman is Aung San Suu Kyi, and her amazing story through letters, speeches and clandestine interview notes by many brave people of Burma, is well told in this book. You may not agree with how she chose to try and bring about unity, and you may not agree with her decision to choose to stay in Burma instead of being with her children, but you will admire the strength of character this Nobel Peace Prize winner displays even in the face of tremendous physical and psychological challenges. ) 5 cameling Apr 17, 2010.

Aung San Suu Kyi is considered to be Burma's. Perfect Hostage: A Life of Aung San Suu Kyi, Burma's Prisoner of Conscience Aung San Suu Kyi, the daughter of assassinated democratic hero Aung San, may be undertaking a hunger strike, according to sources in Thailand. Suu Kyi has refused food for three weeks and has turned away visitors, according to sources quoted by "The Nation. A lawyer who visited her recently said she appears thin and under stress.

Burma is a country where, as one senior UN official puts it, "just to turn your head can mean imprisonment or death." Aung San Suu Kyi is considered to be Burma's best hope for freedom, and, because of her unwavering commitment to nonviolent resistance to the country's brutal military junta, she has been under house arrest since 1989. Elected Prime Minister, she was prevented from taking office, but despite failing health, vilification at the hands of the Burmese media, and actual imprisonment in one of the world's most appalling jails, Suu Kyi has persevered in a campaign of nonviolent protest as unflagging as those of Gandhi, King, and Mandela, which earned her the Nobel Peace Prize in 1991. In Perfect Hostage, the most thorough biography of Suu Kyi to date, Justin Wintle tells both the story of the Burmese people and the story of an ordinary person who became a hero. "She's my hero."—Bono "In physical stature she is petite and elegant, but in moral stature she is a giant."—Archbishop Desmond Tutu, 1984 Nobel Peace Prize Recipient "It is time for all respectable members of the international community to put weight behind their words and take active measures to secure the freedom of Aung San Suu Kyi and the Burmese people."—Senator John McCain

Comments

Iriar Iriar
Justin Wintle has produced a volume that is wide in scope and rich in detail. Readers will be getting more than a life of Aung San Suu Kyi. Wintle introduces briefly the immediate and long term history of Burma, the life of Bogyoke Aung San, Suu Kyi's father, and the story of how a brutal dictatorship came to rule Burma and rename it Myanmar. Aung San Suu Kyi's NLD won fairly the elections of 1990, but was not granted any power by the brutal regime. Following the nonviolent dictates of her conscience, Suu Kyi's commitment to Burma is truly heroic, though not without critics and detractors. Wintle's book will no doubt remain a very important milestone for understanding a very important woman and her very troubled country. Read this book. It is well worth the time spent on it.
Cells Cells
I am deep into reading this worthwhile book as background for a coming trip to Myanmar. This book is stuffed with conquests and conquerors; the trials and sufferings of the Burmese pople; and the strength of noted Burmese leaders (such as Ms Kyi and her father) in molding Burma into its present form. It is also a very helpful book to explain the to-and-fro history of Southeast Asia, with Burma's interplay with India, Britain, China, Thailand and others well delineated. While the material is dense, it is enjoyable reading. Highly recommendxed if you are going there, or have an interest in contemporary Asian history.
Khiceog Khiceog
This is a great story for those interested in the history of Burma. I gave it 4 stars, and not 5, because the vocabulary is obviously forced. It isn't necessary to impress a reader with a PHd vocabulary when they, like me, only have a masters degree. Still, an excellent book.
Laitchai Laitchai
This book is one that is close to my heart, as are the people of Burma. I haven't finished it yet, but so far it is factual and obviously well researched. I've spent three months in Burma, travelling, talking and photographing the country and it's wonderful peoples. The book goes into great detail of the amazing history of this golden land, and is a must for anyone studying Asian history or culture. You will enjoy I'm sure!
Ericaz Ericaz
While this book was published before the most recent steps towards liberalization, this book is a balanced examination of the life of Aung San Suu Kyi. It delves fairly deeply into the post-war history of Burma/Myanmar, providing very useful and helpful context that most Westerners lack. Aung San Suu Kyi is an inspiring and determined figure, whose refusal to compromise with the junta is a lesson in principles.
Meztisho Meztisho
After having read Perfect Hostage: A Life of Aung San Suu Kyi, I felt desperately sad for the woman who sacrificed her life with her husband and sons for the sake of her country and also anger at the men in power who could deny her the right to oppose their views and actions. However within a short time of finishing reading the book we see Aung San Suu Kyi in the World news standing in opposition and apparently sanctioned by the ruling junta. What a wonderful reward for a life spent determinedly standing firm for her convictions. Maybe soon Burma (Myanmar) will be able to take its place beside other democracies.
Uttegirazu Uttegirazu
This appears to be a well-researched book. The history revolving around Aung San Suu Kyi is interesting and important, and it's key to understanding why she became a hostage. This is a good read.
Well written and timely. One of the most interesting people in our recent history. She is an an amazing lady and well worth the time it takes to read this book.