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Lonely Planet Myanmar (Burma)
Robert Reid
1740596951
November 2005
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Burma: The Longest War 1941-1945

1842122606


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From Publishers Weekly
Himself a veteran of the Southeast Asia operations of WW II and a Japanese linguist, Allen (The End of the War in Asia, Singapore 194142) has written a formidable and impressive history of the Burma campaign. In 1942, Japan conquered the country in short order, driving the Allied forces into India. The Allies launched a counteroffensive that would take almost three years to succeed, the task made even more difficult because the "racialism, arrogance, aloofness and greed" of English rule had left the Burmese anti-British. Much of the Allied campaign was waged in the jungle, with its concomitants of malaria, typhus, amoebic dysentery, anemia and foot-rot, against a foe whom Allen presents as brave and tenacious. Indeed, one of the more remarkable features of the book is the picture of Japanese officers, free of the...


The Burma Road: The Epic Story of the China-Burma-India Theater in World War II
Donovan Webster
0060746386
September 2004
Paperback
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From AudioFile
From the fall of Burma to the Japanese in 1942 until the end of the war, the Allies strove to keep China supplied with matériel from India-by air over "the Hump," and overland via the Burma Road, which stretched 700 miles to the Chinese city of Kunming. Donovan Webster's account of American derring-do in this theater is fast-paced and engaging, the work of a first-rate storyteller. His throaty reading, however, is too rushed, as though he were trying to pack as many words as possible into this drastically condensed recording. It's still dramatic and entertaining, but it feels like only a half a story, one that might have been called ABRIDGED ON THE RIVER KWAI. D.B. © AudioFile 2004, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine --This text refers to the Audio CD ...


Southeast Asia
New Holland Publishers Ltd
1843303213
May 2003
Calendar
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Book Description
Features key attractions, where to stay, distance and climate charts, and stunning photographs.


Defeat into Victory: Battling Japan in Burma and India, 1942-1945
William William Slim
0815410220
March 2000
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Book Description
These memoirs rank with those of Ulysses S. Grant as one of the few honest testaments [of war].--The Readers Companion to Military History

Book Info
Presents the history of the World War II victory against Japan in India by Field-Marshal Viscount William Slim who led shattered British forces from Burma to India in one of the lesser-known but more nightmarish retreats of the war, and the ultimate liberation of India and Burma from the Japanese Army. Softcover. DLC: World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns--Burma.


The Treasures and Pleasures of Thailand and Myanmar : Best of the Best in Travel and Shopping (Impact Guides)
Ron Krannich
1570232032
August 2004
Paperback
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Midwest Book Review
"...An absolute 'must-have' for international travelers looking to obtain quality goods or souvenirs from Thailand at a reasonable price."

Book Description
This book examines the many travel pleasures and shopping treasures found in the major cities of Thailand and Mynamar.

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From the Land of Green Ghosts: A Burmese Odyssey
Pascal Khoo Thwe
0060505230
December 2003
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Khoo Thwe, born in 1967, debuts with a remarkable portrait of his childhood in Phekhon, "the only Catholic town in Burma," among the Padaung people, a subtribe of the Karenni "known for what outsiders call our `giraffe women' because of their necks being elongated by rings." Modernity seeps into Phekhon slowly-only in 1977 did the locals learn, along with news of Elvis's death, that Americans had landed on the moon. The Catholic and animist fables that the author and his 10 siblings live by would be the emblems of a fairy tale life were it not for the violence and economic crises of the dictatorship of General U Ne Win. Khoo Thwe enters Mandalay University during the years when thousands of student activists were killed or imprisoned by the government. A charismatic student organizer, he is forced in 1988 to flee...


Shwedagon
Elizabeth Moore
0500974837
Nov 1999
Hardcover
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From Library Journal
In order to make sense of this book, you must follow these directions: first turn to page 158 and read a short explanation (the first in the book) of what Shwedagon is and where it is located. Next, read the following seven-page explanation of Buddhism and then find the five poor-quality photos (on pages 102 and 103) to get a glimpse of the main shrine and its setting in the heart of Yangon (formerly Rangoon). A clear architectural plan on page 110 and an equally good elevation on page 133, coupled with a 19th-century photo on page six, will complete the background work you'll need to do to understand the main section of the book--which consists of 88 color photos shot on a one-day stroll by an amateur photographer (is that really the camera strap dangling in front of the lens on page 88?). An absurd collection of...


A Guide to the Birds of Southeast Asia
Craig Robson
0691050120
Jan 2000
Hardcover
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Book Review
Southeast Asia's stunning diversity of avian life is no surprise to jet-setting birders. More than a thousand species--from hornbills to hoopoes--can be found in Thailand, Peninsular Malaysia, Singapore, Myanmar, Laos, Vietnam, and Cambodia. What may surprise some, however, is that a single identification guide covers the entire region, with no less than 104 color plates depicting every species. Illustrations are clear, including variations in sex, age, and subspecies. Textual information describes habitat, behavior, breeding, voice, and distribution (range maps are not included). Like most international guides, the text is separated from the plates, which can make for a lot of thumbing back and forth; on the positive side, such a format allows for more detailed descriptions per species. Also, this is not a pocket guide to...


Flying the Hump: Memories of an Air War
Otha C. Spencer
0890966249
May 1994
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
When the occupying Japanese cut off China from outside contact during WW II, the Americans quickly established "the Hump," an airlift of troops and supplies over the Himalayas designed to keep Chiang Kai-shek's army in the fight. Spencer, journalism professor emeritus at East Texas State University, who flew the Hump, reveals that enemy aircraft destroyed fewer planes than did such natural hazards as storms and violent winds. He chronicles the successful efforts of Air Force General William H. Tunner to reduce losses by standardizing maintenance inspections and imposing strict regulations about the use of oxygen masks. (Oxygen deprivation was the "silent killer" of many pilots, who considered it a sign of weakness to wear masks below a certain altitude.) Spencer's comprehensive history, a terrific collection of...


Freedom from Fear and Other Writings : Revised Edition
Vaclav Havel (Foreword), et al
0140253173
March 1, 1996
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Aung San Suu Kyi was awarded the 1991 Nobel Peace Prize for courageous leadership of the Burmese people in their battle against authoritarian rule. The forthright condemnation of the regime that resulted in the activist's house arrest is clearly expressed in the essays in this volume. Part one--which describes Burma's political, intellectual and literary history--includes a moving yet unsentimental biography of the author's father, Aung San. Clearly a role model, though he was assassinated when she was only two, Aung San was a seminal figure in the Burmese struggle for independence in the 1940s. Part two contains a series of essays on democracy and human rights. Of particular interest is Aung San Suu Kyi's brief statement in response to a nomination for political office. Though under house arrest at the time, she...


Governance and Civil Society in Myanmar: Education, Health, and Environment
Helen James
0415355583
May 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
Most international attention on Myanmar has focused on the political situation, where the military, in power since 1962, continue to refuse to acknowledge the results of democratic elections, and on related human rights issues. By focusing on education, health and environment, and on the institutions which formulate and deliver policy in these fields, this book shows how the international community can make a significant difference to strengthening Myanmar's civil society and to supporting a future democratic form of government, by encouraging institutional developments in these fields. Such developments in turn, the author argues, will re-skill the younger generation, promote economic development and poverty alleviation, and, through a participatory approach to policy-making, nurture the conditions from which...


Burmese (Myanmar) Dictionary of Grammatical Forms Burmese (Myanmar) Dictionary of Grammatical Forms
John Okell
0700713816
Jan 2001
Hardcover
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Letters from Burma
Aung San Suu Kyi, Fergal Keane (Introduction)
0140264035
January 1, 1998
Paperback
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Language Notes
Text: English (translation)
Original Language: Japanese


Burmese (Myanmar) Dictionary of Grammatical Forms
A. J. Allott
0700715304
Jan 2001
Paperback
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Myanmar
Pauline Khng
0836823206
January 2000
Hardcover
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From School Library Journal
Grade 4-8-These books give detailed explanations of the countries' geography, history, government, economy, religion, cultural aspects, and major sites of interest. Chock-full of valuable information, they are accompanied by lively, bright, and glossy photographs. Both reveal the mixture of traditional and contemporary life that permeates these societies. An "at a glance" page gives fast facts about the country. The glossary is especially useful as it has an explanation of unfamiliar English words, as well as those in the particular country's language. However, a pronunciation guide for the word "Myanmar" is never given. Also, in Indonesia, names such as Megawati Sukarnoputri lack pronunciation guidance. Despite this inconsistency, readers will be rewarded with a sense of the past experiences that these...


Myanmar Country Map: (Burma) (Periplus Travel Maps)
Periplus Editions
9625930701
June 2000

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Language Notes
Text: English, Dutch, French, German


Flavors of Burma: Myanmar : Cuisine and Culture from the Land of Golden Pagodas
Susan Chan
0781809479
March 31, 2003
Hardcover
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Between Integration and Seccession: The Muslim Communities of the Southern Philippines, Southern Thailand and Western Burma/Myanmar
Moshe Yegar
0739103563
July 2002
Hardcover
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Behind the Teak Curtain
Ardeth Maung Thawnghmung
071030935X
June 2004
Hardcover
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Book Description
Behind the Teak Curtain, the first fieldwork-based study of Burmese rural politics and development, examines the specific circumstances under which one of the most repressive and authoritative governments in the world enjoys popularity in the countryside. The book analyzes four agricultural policies that have been implemented under the Burmese military regime since 1978, and examines their consequential and varying impacts on rice farmers' attitudes toward central and local authorities. Behind the Teak Curtain provides first-hand information on Burmese rice farmers' conceptualization of political legitimacy, their political goals and priorities, and their relationships with central government authorities and local officials.

About the Author
Ardeth Maung Thawnghmung, a native...


Myanmar Style: Art, Architecture and Design of Burma
Elizabeth Moore, et al
9625933972


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Myanmar
Barry Broman
1844640027
April 2005
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Book Description
Myanmar, once known as Burma, is the largest country on the mainland of Southeast Asia and also one of the least known. It has a long tradition of cooperation and confrontation with its neighbors and for centuries has been wracked by strife. The struggles continued after independence from Great Britain in 1948 when a number of minority ethnic groups sought their own independence. In 1962 the army seized control of the government and embarked on a long and disastrous experiment with socialism under the leadership of the recently deceased General Ne Win. This experiment ended in 1988. Myanmar occupies a strategic location at the crossroads of the great cultures of India in the West and China to the North. Both these countries have influenced its cultural development. Theravada Buddhism arrived as early as the first...


Myanmar Country Study Guide
USA IBP
0739705563
Jan 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
This law handbook contains information on basic business legislation, laws and regulatoins affecting export-import, business, foreign investments, property rights, taxation and banking.


Lonely Planet Myanmar (Burma)
Steven Martin
1740591909
October 2002
Paperback
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Book Description
Should you go to Myanmar (Burma)?
There are strong arguments both for and against visiting the country. We highlight both sides of the argument in our guidebook and believe that individuals should make a fully informed decision about whether to visit the country.Read our full introductory chapter now
This chapter from the latest Myanmar (Burma) guide offers more detailed information in the following sections:Should you visit Myanmar?Reasons not to go v. reason to goMyanmar TodayIf you decide to go...


Myanmar Country Study Guide
Global Investment & Business Inc
0739724177
Apr 2006
Paperback
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Book Description
This study guide contains basic information on economy, government, business, history and geography, climate, traditions, people, places to visit. Provides information on government, political organizations, and more... Includes basic statistics, information on the most important business contacts and business travel. Updated annually.


Nelles Myanmar Burma Travel Map

3886185494
January 1, 2002

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Book Description
Up-to-date, detailed, highly readable relief map with major roads and point-to-point distances clearly indicated. Tourist information provided. Easy to fold. Legend features include places of interest, national parks, hotels, places of worship, railways. Scale 1:500,000.

About the Author
Founded in 1977 in Munich, Nelles Verlag publishes folded road and travel maps in color. Nelles uses special, easy-to-fold paper that allows thousands of refoldings without fraying. Nelles maps are highly readable, detailed relief maps with major roads and point-to-point distances clearly indicated. The maps include highly useful legends; city maps show tourist features such as hotels.


Twilight over Burma: My Life As a Shan Princess (Kolowalu Books (Paperback))
Inge Sargent
0824816285
September 1994
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Sargent's sad, exotic story survives her deeply flawed telling of it, but she would have been better advised to stick with a straightforward memoir. While at school in Colorado in the early '50s, the Austrian-born author met and married fellow student Sao Kya Seng. Because he wanted a wife who would marry him "for the right reasons," Sao chose not to tell Inge he was prince of Hsipaw, one of 34 independent Shan states in northeastern Burma (although the convertible Nash Rambler and the ruby-and-diamond engagement ring might have tipped her off.) For eight years the couple presided over the modernization of their small state, sadly unaware of the weak poltical leadership plaguing Burma since the 1947 assassination of General Aung San (father of jailed Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi). Then in 1962, General Ne Win...

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