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This book discusses the modern history of Burma - from the British occupation, the deal made with the Japanese in WWII, Aung San's father's rise to power, his death and how Aung San became the voice of the Burmese people. The good stuff is in the middle when it discusses the history. The beginning of the book makes Aung San into a saint and sounds like pure propaganda. She didn't have any inner conflict about this role? The book basically makes it sound like her shit doesn't stink. I didn't like the person reading the book. She spoke in a robotic staccato voice, with a fake soft British accent for Aung San. I put the book on 1.5 speed just to get the reader to move more quickly.
I learned a lot from this book and it is especially relevant to current times.
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A well sourced and presented book that gives a clear and substantive view into the world of Burma since its independence in 1948. A great read for anyone interested in Burma and its parallels with world history.