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The River of Lost Footsteps

A Personal History of Burma

by Thant Myint-U

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Published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Asia - Southeast Asia,
  • History / Asia,
  • Asia - General,
  • History,
  • History - General History,
  • History: World

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages400
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL9366313M
    ISBN 100374531161
    ISBN 109780374531164


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The River of Lost Footsteps: Histories of Burma. For nearly two decades Western governments and a growing activist community have been frustrated in their attempts to bring about a freer and more democratic Burma--through sanctions and tourist boycotts--only to see an apparent slide toward even harsher dictatorship.4/5.

The River of Lost Footsteps is a balanced, thorough, and serious history, but it is also a polemic, firm in its view that the current international campaign--pursuing 'this policy of isolating one of the most isolated countries in the world'--is moving in the wrong direction.” ― New Yorker “ by: In The River of Lost Footsteps, Thant Myint-U tells the story of modern Burma, in part through a telling of his own family's history, in an interwoven narrative that is by turns lyrical, dramatic, and appalling.

His maternal grandfather, U Thant, rose from being the schoolmaster of a small town in the Irrawaddy Delta to become the UN secretary-general in the s/5(). The River of Lost Footsteps is a balanced, thorough, and serious history, but it is also a polemic, firm in its view that the current international campaign--pursuing 'this policy of isolating one of the most isolated countries in the world'--is moving in the wrong direction.” — New Yorker “ by:   The River of Lost Footsteps is a work at once personal and global, a "brisk, vivid history" (Philip Delves Broughton, The Wall Street Journal) that makes Burma accessible and enthralling/5(2).

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New York. Farrar, Straus and Cudahy. Stock ID # Black and white photographic plates, xiv + pp, notes, name of a prior owner front free endpaper, small remainder mark lower edge, small mark front free endpaper, good copy in dustjacket.

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Print book: EnglishView all editions and formats Summary: Presents stories that portray Burma's rise and decline in the modern world, from the time of Portuguese pirates and renegade Mughal princes through the decades of British colonialism, the devastation of World War II, and a civil war that is the longest-running war anywhere in the world.

In The River of Lost Footsteps, Thant Myint-U tells the story of modern Burma, in part through a telling of his own family's history, in an interwoven narrative that is by turns lyrical, dramatic, and appalling. The River of Lost Footsteps is a work both personal and global, a distinctive contribution that makes Burma accessible and enthralling.

Thant Myint-U is the author of Where China Meets India and has written articles for the New York Times, the Washington Post and the 4/5(K). Janu • Historian Thant Myint-U is a former U.N. official and a native of Burma. His new book, The River of Lost Footsteps: Histories of.

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The book starts with a dramatic account of the fall of Mandalay to the British and the bloody guerilla war which followed in the late 19th century.

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The River of Lost Footsteps: Histories of Burma by Thant Myint-U Hardcover Book, pages See Other Available Editions Description For nearly two decades Western governments and a growing activist community have been frustrated in their attempts to bring about a freer and more democratic Burma--through sanctions and tourist boycotts--only to see an apparent slide toward even harsher : For nearly two decades Western governments and a growing activist community have been frustrated in their attempts to bring about a freer and more democratic Burma - through sanctions and tourist boycotts - only to see an apparent slide toward even harsher dictatorship.

But what do we really know about. Thant Myint-U (Burmese: သန့်မြင့်ဦး [θa̰ɰ̃ mjɪ̰ɰ̃ ʔú]; born 31 January ) is a Burmese historian, writer, past fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge, former adviser to the President of Myanmar, and the founder and chairman of the Yangon Heritage Trust.

He is the author of five books, including the bestselling and critically acclaimed The River of Lost Born: 31 January (age 53), New York City, New.

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Thant Myint-U was educated at Harvard and Cambridge University and later taught history for several years as a Fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge. He has also served on three United Nations peacekeeping operations, in Cambodia and the former Yugoslavia, as well as with the United Nations Secretariat in New York.4/5.

The River of Lost Footsteps is a good and fairly far-reaching overview of a country many English-speaking readers likely know relatively little about. There is, perhaps, not enough about the current regime (and what makes it tick), but Thant certainly offers up enough of interest and concern to make for a worthwhile read.

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