The Alternative GuideBook - 2009
What is the truth about life in Burma? Elena Jotow and Nicholas Ganz's candid guide to this troubled but beautiful country offers a refreshing, often trenchant insight into its turbulent history and present struggles as well as its most impressive sights and the remarkable warmth of the Burmese people. For travelers, would-be travelers, and anyone curious to know more about this wonderful country and the vitality of the people's resistance to the current regime, this book is required reading.Unrivaled insight into this guarded, largely unexplored countryOver 250 photographsMaps of the relevant divisions and statesHistory, the regions, ethnic peoples and key historic and cultural spotsContents: Burma at a Glance * Past and Present * Rangoon Division * Irrawaddy Division * Arakan State * Mandalay Division and Mingun * Kachin State * Shan State and Maymyo * Karen State and Kyaiktiyo * The Hidden Reality * The Struggle for Freedom * Burma in Exile
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Thames & Hudson, 2009.
Branch Call Number: DS528.5 .J68 2009
Characteristics: 200 p. : ill. (chiefly col.), col. maps ; 21 cm.