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The River of Lost Footsteps: Histories of Burma by Thant Myint-U
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The River of Lost Footsteps: Histories of Burma by Thant Myint-U

Starred Review. Analysis of Burma has been "singularly ahistorical," Thant Myint-U (The Making of Modern Burma), a senior officer at the U.N., observes. With an eye to what the past might say about Burma's present status as a country in crisis, Thant Myint-U examines the legacy of imperialism, war and invasion. Recounting in a well-crafted narrative the colorful histories of Burmese dynastic empires from ancient times to the 18th century, Thant Myint-U then focuses on how, during the 19th century, the Burmese kingdom of Ava fought and lost a series of border wars with the British East India Company, culminating in a treaty that marked the beginning of Burma's loss of independence. Considering the country's longstanding global isolation in the context of its geographic and cultural singularity, Thant Myint-U interweaves his own family's history, writing extensively about his maternal grandfather, U Thant, who rose from humble origins to become secretary-general of the U.N. in the 1960s. Profiling 20th-century Burmese leaders such as Aung San, U Nu and Nobel Peace Prize–winning activist Aung San Suu Kyi, Thant Myint-U beautifully captures the complex identity of a little-understood country, concluding with a trenchant analysis of Burma's current predicament under an oppressive regime. (Dec.) Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

Oh Burma Vol 1 by Frans Welman
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Oh Burma Vol 1 by Frans Welman

Feeling the pulse of the Burmese people of Burma, before the 1988 popular uprising and not yet renamed to Myanmar. The dynamics of what happens when people live under unbearable pressure and yet find ways for much needed relief. That the uprising came we know, but the people then did not and express with risk what happens when a country, their country is abandoned and military dictators can do as the please.

Oh Burma Vol 2 by Frans Welman
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Oh Burma Vol 2 by Frans Welman

Feeling the pulse of the Burmese people of Burma, before the 1988 popular uprising and not yet renamed to Myanmar. The dynamics of what happens when people live under unbearable pressure and yet find ways for much needed relief. That the uprising came we know, but the people then did not and express with risk what happens when a country, their country is abandoned and military dictators can do as the please. A pre resurrection journey from Rangoon via Mandalay, Mamyo and Inle Lake back to Rangoon.

Naga Harvest Festival by Frans Welman
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Naga Harvest Festival by Frans Welman

Two essays on two visits to the Burmese Military dominated dazzling Naga Harvest Festival. Nagaland in Burma/Myanmar, the other two thirds are in India is off limits to everyone except for one time a year during the traditional Naga Harvest Festival. Through this festival though colorful, charming and cultural the Burmese Military shows off its good side, though only for the time the foreign visitors are present. Two accounts on both visitors, Nagas and most of all the Military Government show that not all ‘gold ‘ shines beautifully all the time.

Burma - The Uprising by Frans Welman
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Burma - The Uprising by Frans Welman

Sequel to 'Oh Burma', the Uprising is more than a decade later and deals with the ‘suppressive’ situation Burmese people are in just before and just after the second Uprising. It also contains two accounts of Nagas and the Military in the extreme Northwest of the country.

Winds of Fate by Robert DeBurgh
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Winds of Fate by Robert DeBurgh

Winds of Fate is a dramatic story of wartime action, romance and adventure in the skies over China, Burma and India during WWII. It also takes the reader into the world of the civilian women pilots of the WAFS and the WASPs. It is a tale of danger, tragedy and love amid the furor of war.

Remains: A Story of the Flying Tigers by Daniel Ford
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Remains: A Story of the Flying Tigers by Daniel Ford

Fitz and Blackie were bored flight instructors at Randolph Field when a recruiter signed them up for the American Volunteer Group. They'd fly and fight for the Chinese Air Force at $600 a month, plus a bonus of $500 for each Japanese plane they shot down--big money in the summer of 1941! Love and death was the payoff, over the paddy fields of Burma. A rollicking yarn of the AVG Flying Tigers.

Burmese Refugees: Letters from the Thai-Burma Border by T F Rhoden
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Burmese Refugees: Letters from the Thai-Burma Border by T F Rhoden

In this collection of letters, learn about the true stories of people who have fled from Burma. All of the accounts are written by current Burmese refugees and explain how they became asylum seekers, what life is like in the camps, and what they envision for their future. These stories document persons from the 8888 generation, the 2007 Saffron Revolution, and various ethnic struggles.

Strategic AF B-24 Liberators over Burma by Peter Dancey
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Strategic AF B-24 Liberators over Burma by Peter Dancey

This book tells the story of SEAC RAF B-24 Liberators that joined with USAAF B-24s to form Strategic Air Force Burma the Liberators deployed to establish Allied air power over Burma to arrest and repel the Japanese second offensive. SAF B-24 deployed on long-range bombing army support Special Duties and shipping strikes ASR and the railway offensive including the PoW-built 'Death Railway' to Siam.

Surgery on conscious patients by Dr Naga of Burma by Heiko Rudolph
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Surgery on conscious patients by Dr Naga of Burma by Heiko Rudolph

Surgery under local anaesthesia, Dr Naga (Thein Llaing) performed surgery in the Nagaland hills using only a local anaesthetic. He operated on his patients while they were conscious and obtained feedback from them during the operation. He would ask his patients to sing or speak while he operated, both to help them and to assist his surgery.

Burma/Myanmar : What Everyone Needs to Know by David I. Steinberg
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Burma/Myanmar : What Everyone Needs to Know by David I. Steinberg

Burma/Myanmar : What Everyone Needs to Know

In the past two decades, Burma/Myanmar has become a front-page topic in newspapers across the world. This former British colony has one of the most secretive, corrupt, and repressive regimes on the planet, yet it houses a Nobel Peace Prize winner who is and in and out of house arrest. It has an ancient civilization that is mostly unknown to Westerners, yet it was an important--and legendary--theater in World War II.  A picturesque land with mountain jungles and monsoon plains, it is one of the world's largest producers of heroin.  It has a restive Buddhist monk population that has captured the attention of the west when it faced off against the regime. And it recently experienced one of the worst natural disasters in modern times, one effect of which was to lay bare the manifold injustices and cruelties of the regime.  Burma/Myanmar: What Everyone Needs to Know offers a concise synthesis of this forbidding yet fascinating country.  David Steinberg, one of the world's eminent authorities on the region, explains the current situation in detail yet contextualizes it in a wide-ranging survey of Burmese history and culture.  Authoritative and balanced, it will be standard work on Burma for the general reading public.

Letters From Burma by Aung San Suu Kyi
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Letters From Burma by Aung San Suu Kyi

Letters From Burma

In these unforgettable letters, Aung San Suu Kyi reaches out beyond Burma?s borders to paint for her readers a vivid and poignant picture of her native land.

Here she celebrates the courageous army officers, academics, actors and everyday people who have supported the National League for Democracy, often at great risk to their own lives. She reveals the impact of political decisions on the people of Burma, from the terrible cost to the children of imprisoned dissidents ? allowed to see their parents for only fifteen minutes every fortnight ? to the effect of inflation on the national diet and of state repression on traditions of hospitality. She also evokes the beauty of the country?s seasons and scenery, customs and festivities, that remain so close to her heart.

Through these remarkable letters, the reader catches a glimpse of exactly what is at stake as Suu Kyi fights on for freedom in Burma, and of the love for her homeland that sustains her non-violent battle.