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Golden Parasol: A Daughter's Memoir of Burma
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Wendy Law-Yone
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Golden Parasol: A Daughter's Memoir of Burma

Wendy Law-Yone


9780701186128

Chatto & Windus


Autobiography: historical, political & military;
Memoirs;
History;
Asian history;
Political control & freedoms;
Press & journalism


Paperback

$32.99
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At the time of Burma s military coup in 1962, Wendy Law-Yone was fifteen. The daughter of Ed Law-Yone, daredevil proprietor of The Nation newspaper, she d grown up amidst the perils and promises of a newly independent Burma. But on the eve of her studies abroad, her father was arrested, his newspaper shut down, and Wendy was herself briefly imprisoned before managing to escape from the country. Ed would spend five years in jail as a political prisoner. Yet no sooner was he released and allowed to leave the country than he set about forming a government-in-exile in Thailand where he tried, unsuccessfully, to foment a revolution. Even after emigrating to America with his wife and children, he never gave up hope for a new democratic government in Burma. He died disappointed but not before placing in his daughter s hands an extraordinary bequest. Ed had asked Wendy for help in editing his papers, but year after year she avoided the daunting task. When at last, decades on, she found the confidence to take up her father s neglected manuscript, she discovered an amazing saga. Here was the testimony of a fiery, eccentric, ambitious, humorous, and above all determined pa

By:   Wendy Law-Yone
Imprint:   Chatto & Windus
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 214mm,  Width: 154mm,  Spine: 25mm
Weight:   444g
ISBN:   9780701186128
ISBN 10:   0701186127
Publication Date:   June 2013
Audience:   General/trade ,  College/higher education ,  Professional and scholarly ,  ELT Advanced ,  Primary
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

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