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A biography of Aung San Suu Kyi, one of the world's most renowned freedom fighters and advocates of nonviolence, and the figurehead for Burma's struggle for democracy. The recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize, she has dedicated her life to helping her country.

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Perfect Hostage: A Life of Aung San Suu Kyi, Burma's Prisoner of Conscience by Justin Wintle

Burma is a country where, as one senior UN official puts it, "just to turn your head can mean imprisonment or death." Aung San Suu Kyi is considered to be Burma's best hope for freedom, and, because of her unwavering commitment to nonviolent resistance to the country's brutal military junta, she has been under house arrest since 1989. Elected Prime Minister, she was prevented from taking office, but despite failing health, vilification at the hands of the Burmese media, and actual imprisonment in one of the world's most appalling jails, Suu Kyi has persevered in a campaign of nonviolent protest as unflagging as those of Gandhi, King, and Mandela, which earned her the Nobel Peace Prize in 1991. In Perfect Hostage, the most thorough biography of Suu Kyi to date, Justin Wintle tells both the story of the Burmese people and the story of an ordinary person who became a hero. "She's my hero." Bono "In physical stature she is petite and elegant, but in moral stature she is a giant." Archbishop Desmond Tutu, 1984 Nobel Peace Prize Recipient "It is time for all respectable members of the international community to put weight behind their words and take active measures to secure the freedom of Aung San Suu Kyi and the Burmese people." Senator John McCain

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An admiring biography of one of the most attractive personalities of our time.
She s my hero. --Bono
In physical stature she is petite and elegant, but in moral stature she is a giant. --Archbishop Desmond Tutu
It is time for all respectable members of the international community to put weight behind their words and take active measures to secure the freedom of Aung San Suu Kyi and the Burmese people. --Senator John McCain

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GOR007002784
Perfect Hostage: A Life of Aung San Suu Kyi, Burma's Prisoner of Conscience by Justin Wintle
Justin Wintle
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Skyhorse Publishing
2008-04-03
480
1602392668
9781602392663
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