By Wendy Law-Yone

ISBN-10: 0231169361

ISBN-13: 9780231169363

Wendy Law-Yone used to be simply fifteen while Burma's army staged a coup and overthrew the civilian executive in 1962. The daughter of Ed Law-Yone, the daredevil founder and leader editor of The Nation, Burma's best postwar English-language newspaper, she skilled firsthand the perils and grants of a newly self sufficient Burma.

On the eve of Wendy's experiences in a foreign country, Ed Law-Yone used to be arrested and The Nation close down. Wendy herself was once in brief imprisoned. After his unlock, Ed fled to Thailand together with his kinfolk, the place he shaped a government-in-exile and attempted, unsuccessfully, to foment a revolution. Exiled to the United States along with his spouse and kids, Ed by no means gave up wish that Burma might someday undertake a brand new democratic govt. even though he died disillusioned, he left in his daughter's care an illuminating trove of papers documenting the reports of an eccentric, bold, funny, and made up our minds patriot, vividly recounting the realities of colonial rule, eastern career, postwar reconstruction, and armed forces dictatorship. This memoir tells the dual histories of Law-Yone's relations and his kingdom, a state whose vicissitudes proceed to intrigue the world.

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