Drawing both on his own family's stories and his years of hands-on political experience, Thant Myint-U has written an illuminating account of how Burma's rich past informs its violent present, and of how the world might transform the country's future. This is the story of modern Burma, and a narrative that is by turns lyrical, dramatic, and appalling.
Combining both personal and political experience, this is a brilliantly illuminating and profound portrait of Burma.
Thant Myint-U was educated at Harvard and Cambridge. He has served on United Nations peacekeeping operations in Cambodia and the former Yugoslavia, and was the head of policy planning in the UN's Department of Political Affairs. He is also the author of The Making of Modern Burma.