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Summary The Lady and the Peacock Peter Popham Ù 8 Download The Lady and the Peacock Summary â eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi known to the world as an icon for democracy and nonviolent dissent in oppressed Burma and to her followers as simply “The Lady” has recently returned to international headlines Now this major new biography offers essential reading at a moment when Burma after decades of stagnation is once again in fluxSuu Kyi’s remarkable life begins with that of her father Aung San The architect of Burma’s independence he was assassinated when she was only two Suu Kyi grew up in India where her mother served as ambassador studied at Oxfo. This was a really good comprehensive overview of Aung San Suu Kyi s life and recent Burmese history neither of which I knew very much about going in democracy activist Nobel Peace Prize winner house arrest repressive You could ve fit my knowledge on the back of a generous matchbook The book is incredibly readable which is at least partly due to my lack of prior knowledge previously unknown history is basically just a story so the plot kept me hooked It feels complete and balanced and is very well researched I highly recommend the book just to get that out of the way before the next part of my reviewI have a few uibbles Popham takes constant sometimes confusing liberty with the timeline Chapters start in 1995 swing back to 1988 jump ahead to 2002 then he ll say November or something and you re supposed to realize that you re back in 1995 The first time he mentions her kids it s in a paragraph about how she and her husband conducted an epistolary courtship and makes next to no sense they exchanged hundreds of letters the family met for holidays in India What family Did they get married What year is itThe family angle is also noticeably lacking he doesn t interview either of her sons or any of her in laws or mention what happened when she got to see them again after her last stint under house arrest If that s because they didn t want to be interviewed for an unauthorized biography then say so It felt like a real gap in the coverageLastly it seemed like he was sucking up to Thien Sien in the Afterword It really rubbed me the wrong way to hear him call this guy courageous and intelligent he s the one who sicced the military on the monks during the Saffron Revolution a misnomer I now know but still a recognizable point of referenceBUT I think that the chronological liberties might have been warrantednecessary to explain certain subplotsundercurrents and to make the book readable The first couple of parts give a mile high overview of Suu s life from 1960 1988 and then he doubles back to give a in depth look and though that was not linear I thought it was a useful device though maybe someone with prior knowledge would be bothered He uses and cites to a LOT of source material from newspaper reports to personal diaries to every other biography or article ever written about her So even if it sometimes felt like a compendium I liked the feeling that I was getting a real comprehensive understanding of the subject matter His perspective is compassionate toward even defensive of Suu and her choices but I feel like my own would have been even without the slight slant so I wasn t bothered Obnoxious white person compliment I feel like it would have been pretty easy for me to get lost in the names especially because there are a few that are very common and crop up in a lot of main characters names Aung Oo U etc but he had a deft hand at realizing when it had been a while since a person had been mentioned and reminding you with a descriptor which person this is Perhaps this is a compliment to the editorIf you have any interest in Burmese historycurrent events or Aung San Suu Kyi read this It s great Mes recettes anti-âge avec les Huiles Essentielles oppressed Burma and to her followers as simply “The Lady” has recently returned to international headlines Now this major new biography Le Journal d'Anne Frank: Questionnaire de lecture offers essential reading at a moment when Burma after decades 10 XXX Adult Sex Stories of stagnation is Tribute once again in fluxSuu Kyi’s remarkable life begins with that Longing Club Inferno #2 of her father Aung San The architect ueering Paradigms IV of Burma’s independence he was assassinated when she was Principles of Precision Engineering Oxford Science Publications only two Suu Kyi grew up in India where her mother served as ambassador studied at Oxfo. 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Summary The Lady and the Peacock Peter Popham Ù 8 Download The Lady and the Peacock Summary â eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Rd and worked for three years at the UN in New York In 1972 she married Michael Aris a British scholar They had two sons and for several years she lived as a self described “housewife” but she never forgot that she was the daughter of Burma’s national heroIn April 1988 Suu Kyi returned to Burma to nurse her sick mother Within six months she was leading the largest popular revolt in the country’s history She was put under house arrest by the regime but her party won a landslide victory in the 1990 elections which the regime refused to recognize In 1991 still under a. This is a stirring if a bit detached biography of Aung San Suu Kyi As she currently runs for office with newly arranged elections in Myanmar her country has been difficult and taken a toll on her life Aung San Suu Kyi was born after World War II as her father was negotiating liberation from Great Britain At age 3 her father Aung San was assassinated by rivals one year before the freedom he had been fighting for was reality Eventually Aung San Suu Kyi and her older brothers with their mother left for India where she grew up in privileged boarding schools She was able to see how Mahatma Gandhi led the Indian people to freedom with Neru and other supporters Later she moved to Britain where she attended Oxford married a British husband and had two children Aung San Suu Kyi never lost her Burmese language or culture because she spoke it with her family and visited there yearly Eventually her mother returned to live there She was aware of the turmoil and military rule of SLORC but promised not to get involved in government in order to visit In 1988 the junta announced elections and Aung San Suu Kyi returned to care for her mother She eventually announced plans to form a party Winning elections by a landslide the junta detained her and tried to force her to leave Her children went back to Britain and were not allowed back Her husband had to leave From 1990 to 1995 she was detained under house arrest She was freed and allowed to travel through Rangoon She constantly tried to move freely through the country but was prevented In 1996 her motorcade was attacked and there was an attempt to assassinate her 200 followers died but she survived The book details all major aspects of Aung San s life but because of the reluctance of Aung San to favor biographers the author has only a limited sense of her as a person Most of the 2000s she was under severe detention where very few saw or spoke to her She was suddenly released in 2011 and even the Secretary of State has been able to see her Myanmar has pledged to change

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Summary The Lady and the Peacock Peter Popham Ù 8 Download The Lady and the Peacock Summary â eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Rrest she received the Nobel Peace Prize Altogether she has spent over fifteen years in detention and narrowly escaped assassination twicePeter Popham distills five years of research including covert trips to Burma meetings with Suu Kyi and her friends and family and extracts from the unpublished diaries of her co campaigner and former confidante Ma Thanegi into this vivid portrait of Aung San Suu Kyi illuminating her public successes and private sorrows her intellect and enduring sense of humor her commitment to peaceful revolution and the extreme price she has paid for i. Aung San Suu Kyi is a remarkable figure She is a peaceful fighter for her country s freedom a winner of the Noble Peace Prize and an inspiration to many around the globe who yearn for freedom from all sorts of oppressions She seems to be the rightful heir to some other giants of the non violent struggle in recent times notably Marthin Luther King Jr and Mohandas Mahatma Gandhi She is eually admired for her determination and resilience as well as the simple and unassuming charisma that she has exhibited over the course of almost uarter of a century of involvement in Burmese politics This is a very well written and detailed book about the life of Aung San Suu Kyi the Lady from the title and to the much lesser extent about the Burmese pro democracy party that she is heading the peacock The book covers some of the lesser known aspects of Suu Kyi s life including parts of her private life that have been hinted at in the media but have in large part remained hidden In fact it s the personal aspects of her struggle that I find the most heart rending and painful to read about The sacrifice of separation form her family and the inability to be at her husband s side during his dying days would have been too much to bear for anyone Even though Suu Kyi is by any account a heroic figure it remains unclear how effective her tactics have been in bringing the change and reform to Burma Popham paints a very sympathetic picture of her political engagement but after reading this book I am left feeling that Suu Kyi might lack the savvy and political shrewdness necessary to be an effective agent of change However this is all very speculative as the political situation in Burma can often defy all rational expectations Even though this is a very interesting and readable book it is not without a couple of shortcomings For one Suu Kyi herself primarily due to her severe isolation been able to contribute much direct material for a biography of this kind Most of the material on which the book was based comes from second and third hand sources Further the arrangement of the material does not follow a strictly linear progression in time The narrative jumps back and forth a couple of times which can be mildly annoying Overall I really liked this book but I really hope that one day Suu Kyi will be able to write an autobiography and one with a very happy ending despite all the travails she had gone through


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    [The Lady and the Peacock] EBOOK READ Peter Popham Ù 8 Download Summary The Lady and the Peacock This was a really good comprehensive overview of Aung San Suu Kyi's life and recent Burmese history neither of which I knew very much about going in democracy activist Nobel Peace Prize winner house arrest repressive? You could've fit my knowledge on the back of a generous matchbook The book is incredibly readable which is at least partly due to my lack of prior knowledge previously unknown history is basically just a

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    [The Lady and the Peacock] EBOOK READ This book has a number of serious defaults all of which are alerted to the reader or buyer upfront Author Peter Popham does not speak Burmese makes no claim to know Burma and had only met the author twice at the time this

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    [The Lady and the Peacock] EBOOK READ A solid 35 stars bumped up to 4 Very well researched and clearly written Popham is a journalist and knows how to tell a story And what a story it is This book goes up to the end of 2010 and Popham has now writte

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    [The Lady and the Peacock] EBOOK READ There is no denying that Aung San Suu Kyi is a remarkable person and there is a fair amount of interesting detail But the author has at times rather obscured this with gushing as her delicate beauty and the incessant references to her fringe and yes one of the chapters of the book is called Super woman By all means in journalism one has to support one's case and to represent what you write with facts and to always hav

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    [The Lady and the Peacock] EBOOK READ Read & Download ¹ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Ù Peter Popham Peter Popham Ù 8 Download Aung San Suu Kyi is a remarkable figure She is a peaceful fighter for her country’s freedom a winner of the Noble Peace

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    [The Lady and the Peacock] EBOOK READ Read & Download ¹ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Ù Peter Popham Summary The Lady and the Peacock The Definitive Biography of Aung San Suu KyiHow did Aung San Suu Kyi become one of the world’s most admired figures an advocate of Gandhian style nonviolent opposition to the radical Socialist tyrannical military dictatorship that has ruled Burma for decades? In Peter Popham’s definitive biography of her

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    Summary The Lady and the Peacock [The Lady and the Peacock] EBOOK READ All right sit back and relax because this is going to be a doozy of a review I have many many thoughts about this bookFirst off let me start by saying that I started this book with a completely open mind When I started this book I knew nothing about Burma I didn't even know that Burma was Myanmar I had a fuzzy id

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