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The Lady: Aung San Suu Kyi Nobel Laureate and Burma's Prisoner

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This is the first full account of one woman's heroic struggle against SLORC, the brutal military junta in power in Burma since 1988, and an expose of one of the most violent and corrupt regimes in the world today. Aung San Suu Kyi, Nobel Peace Prize laureate, has been leading a battle for democracy, freedom, and human rights in Burma. The daughter of General Aung San, the ...more
Hardcover, 226 pages
Published April 1st 1998 by Faber & Faber
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Htet Hlaing
Nov 03, 2010 Htet Hlaing rated it liked it
As a Burmese, this book is a little bit offensive. The way the author describe the country is a bit harsh and exaggerated. The biography about Aung San Suu Kyi is very true and her life inspire me. She give up everything for the country and people she loves. Following her father's footsteps she give hopes to all of us, Burmese people for a better country and government. It has been 22 years since Burma is under the rule of military junta and Aung San Suu Kyi has the courage to stood up against t ...more
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Feb 07, 2011 Jimmy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Probably the main flaw I found with this book is that it was published in 1998. And yet it seems that not much has changed since then. Once again Aung San Suu Kyi was released from house arrest, but the generals still remain in power. However, reading this book has given me a greater sense of what goes on in the generals' minds as much as in the mind of The Lady. I also found this a great book for learning the history of Burma. I'd recommend it for that reason alone.

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