The Burma Spring: Aung San Suu Kyi and the New Struggle for the Soul of a Nation Audiolibro Audible – Edizione integrale
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Aung San Suu Kyi, Burma's "woman of destiny" and one of the most admired voices for freedom in the world today, comes alive through this brilliant rendering of Burma's tumultuous history.
Award-winning journalist and former State Department speechwriter Rena Pederson brings to light fresh details about the charismatic Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi: the inspiration for Burma's (now Myanmar) first steps towards democracy. Suu Kyi's party will be a major contender in the 2015 elections, a revolutionary breakthrough after years of military dictatorship. Using exclusive interviews with Suu Kyi since her release from 15 years of house arrest, as well as recently disclosed diplomatic cables, Pederson uncovers new facets to Suu Kyi's extraordinary story.
The Burma Spring also reveals the extraordinary steps taken by First Lady Laura Bush to help Suu Kyi, as well as how former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton injected new momentum into Burma's democratic rebirth. Pederson provides a never-before-seen view of the harrowing hardships the people of Burma have endured and the fiery political atmosphere in which Suu Kyi has fought a life-and-death struggle for liberty in this fascinating part of the world.
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In her new book, Journalist Rena Pederson offers the whole range of what we should know—from how to pronounce the Nobel laureate’s name to why Suu Kyi’s battle for democracy and freedom in Burma still isn’t over.
Pederson takes her readers along on multiple reporting trips and draws on interviews with experts, authorities, followers, enemies and observers of Suu Kyi. Pederson’s journalistic chops are obvious, too, in the original sources, books and documents that result in the expanse and credibility of this 535-page report.
We are there for a frightening massacre and for the pronouncements of the men who imprisoned Suu Kyi or now resist her party. “The Burma Spring” constantly provides the national and global context for Suu Kyi’s struggle--right up to 2015.
And all of this substance is delivered in an accessible, conversational tone.
Significantly, the other news we take from Pederson’s sophisticated work is that Aung San Suu Kyi is more than inspiration, complicated beyond icon. Through years of Suu Kyi’s observations and actions, her long separation from her husband and sons, even the trademark flowers in her hair, Pederson has illuminated a human being.
thirty people back on a tour in October, and I knew I had to know much more about the country
and all its turmoil before my next trip. The Burma Spring was just the book I needed to begin my
education. Although Aun San Suu Kyi does not want to be known as a hero, nonetheless,
she is truly inspiring, selfless, and with a purpose that knows no bounds. I am glad I had the ability
to listen to this book on Audible as the names and places were unfamiliar, and the reader was excellent.
And I'm glad to have the opportunity to return to Myanmar with more understanding about this emerging democracy and
how much a nation has sacrificed to achieve it.