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Blood, dreams and gold

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The best single-volume analysis of Burma, its checkered history, and its attempts to reform   Burma is one of the largest countries in Southeast Asia and was once one of its richest. Under successive military regimes, however, the country eventually ended up as one of the poorest countries in Asia, a byword for repression and ethnic violence. Richard Cockett spent years in the region as a correspondent for The Economist and witnessed firsthand the vicious sectarian politics of the Burmese government, and later, also, its surprising attempts at political and social reform.   Cockett's enlightening history, from the colonial era on, explains how Burma descended into decades of civil war and authoritarian government. Taking advantage of the opening up of the country since 2011, Cockett has interviewed hundreds of former political prisoners, guerilla fighters, ministers, monks, and others to give a vivid account of life under one of the most brutal regimes in the world. In many cases, this is the first time that they have been able to tell their stories to the outside world. Cockett also explains why the regime has started to reform, and why these reforms will not go as far as many people had hoped. This is the most rounded survey to date of this volatile Asian nation. 

Book shows minimal signs of previous use; minor scuffs and blemishes but overall no significant flaws.

Not ex-library and no notes or highlighting except a slight mark on the text block.

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Author(s):
Richard Cockett
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Used: very good
Dimensions:
235x156x23
EAN-13:
9780300225976
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-13:
9780300225976
Number of items:
1
Number of pages:
296
Publisher:
Yale University Press

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The best single-volume analysis of Burma, its checkered history, and its attempts to reform   Burma is one of the largest countries in Southeast Asia and was once one of its richest. Under successive military regimes, however, the country eventually ended up as one of the poorest countries in Asia, a byword for repression and ethnic violence. Richard Cockett spent years in the region as a correspondent for The Economist and witnessed firsthand the vicious sectarian politics of the Burmese government, and later, also, its surprising attempts at political and social reform.   Cockett's enlightening history, from the colonial era on, explains how Burma descended into decades of civil war and authoritarian government. Taking advantage of the opening up of the country since 2011, Cockett has interviewed hundreds of former political prisoners, guerilla fighters, ministers, monks, and others to give a vivid account of life under one of the most brutal regimes in the world. In many cases, this is the first time that they have been able to tell their stories to the outside world. Cockett also explains why the regime has started to reform, and why these reforms will not go as far as many people had hoped. This is the most rounded survey to date of this volatile Asian nation. 

Book shows minimal signs of previous use; minor scuffs and blemishes but overall no significant flaws.

Not ex-library and no notes or highlighting except a slight mark on the text block.

Author(s):
Richard Cockett
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
235x156x23
EAN-13:
9780300225976
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-13:
9780300225976
Number of items:
1
Number of pages:
296
Publisher:
Yale University Press

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