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Than Shwe : Unmasking Burma's Tyrant

Author :  Benedict Rogers

Product Details

  • Country Thailand
  • Publisher Silkworm Books, Chiang Mai
  • ISBN9789749511916
  • FormatPaperBack
  • LanguageEnglish, Thai
  • Year of Publication2010
  • Bib. Infoxiii. 256p. ; 21cm.
  • CategoriesDictators -- Burma -- Biography. Burma -- Politics and government -- 1988- Than Shwe
  • Product Weight260 gms.
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Than Shwe is one of the world’s most notorious dictators, presiding over a military regime that persists in repressing and brutalizing its own people. Until now, his story has not been told. Than Shwe: Unmasking Burma’s Tyrant provides the first-ever account of Than Shwe’s journey from postal clerk to dictator, analyzing his rise through the ranks of the army, his training in psychological warfare, his belief in astrology, his elimination of rivals, and his ruthless suppression of dissent. Drawing on the insights of Burma Army defectors, international diplomats, and others, Benedict Rogers provides a compelling account of the reclusive and xenophobic character of Than Shwe, and life in Burma under his rule.

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