The Resource The rebel of Rangoon : a tale of defiance and deliverance in Burma, Delphine Schrank

The rebel of Rangoon : a tale of defiance and deliverance in Burma, Delphine Schrank

Label
The rebel of Rangoon : a tale of defiance and deliverance in Burma
Title
The rebel of Rangoon
Title remainder
a tale of defiance and deliverance in Burma
Statement of responsibility
Delphine Schrank
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"An epic, multigenerational story of courage and sacrifice set in a tropical dictatorship on the verge of massive transformation, 'The Rebel of Rangoon' captures a gripping moment of possibility in Burma. Journalist Delphine Schrank spent four years underground tracking Burmese dissidents whose semi-clandestine existence and fight for democracy remained largely hidden behind their globally celebrated figurehead, Aung San Suu Kyi. With intimate, vivid prose, Schrank follows the inner life of a daredevil young dissident, his friends and rivals, across rural hamlets and flickering internet connections, into prison cells and safe houses, and deep into their own hearts, as they escape spies and outwit interrogators, fall in love or slip into insanity. Through that dissident's perspective, Schrank unfurls a harrowing account of a country's efforts to emerge from military dictatorship, how a movement of dissidents came into being, how it almost died, and how it pushed its government to crack apart and begin an irreversible process of political reform. In doing so, Schrank delivers a profoundly human exploration of daring and defiance and of the power and meaning of freedom."--
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
contains biographical information
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DLC
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Schrank, Delphine
Dewey number
959.105/3092
Illustrations
maps
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Nway
  • Aung San Suu Kyi
  • National League for Democracy (Burma)
  • Political activists
  • Dissenters
  • Democracy
  • Burma
  • Rangoon (Burma)
Target audience
adult
Label
The rebel of Rangoon : a tale of defiance and deliverance in Burma, Delphine Schrank
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 309-312)
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xxiv, 312 pages
Isbn
9781568584980
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2015016472
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
maps
System control number
  • 170882
  • 5528182
Label
The rebel of Rangoon : a tale of defiance and deliverance in Burma, Delphine Schrank
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 309-312)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xxiv, 312 pages
Isbn
9781568584980
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2015016472
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
maps
System control number
  • 170882
  • 5528182

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