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RIVER OF LOST FOOTSTEPS, THE: A PERSONAL HISTORY OF BURMA

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RIVER OF LOST FOOTSTEPS, THE: A PERSONAL HISTORY OF BURMA

RIVER OF LOST FOOTSTEPS, THE: A PERSONAL HISTORY OF BURMA

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Synopsis: RIVER OF LOST FOOTSTEPS, THE: A PERSONAL HISTORY OF BURMA

The author tells the story of modern Burma, in part through a telling of his own familys history, in an interwoven narrative that is by turns lyrical, dramatic, and appalling.

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ISBN 9780374531164
Weight 0.2268
Publisher MACMILLAN US GROUP
Book Size (cm.) 137.16 x 203.20 x 33.02
Dimension Width(กว้าง)(CM) 12.96
Dimension Length(ยาว)(CM) 12.96
Dimension High(สูง/หนา)(CM) 20.32
Language English
Number of Pages 388

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The author tells the story of modern Burma, in part through a telling of his own familys history, in an interwoven narrative that is by turns lyrical, dramatic, and appalling.

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MYINT-U, THANT

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"Thant Myint-U is an award winning writer, historian, conservationist, and former United Nations official. He is currently the Chairman of the Yangon Heritage Trust, a member of the (Myanmar) National Economic and Social Advisory Council, and a Special Adviser at the Myanmar Peace Centre (the principal secretariat for the Myanmar peace process).

He was named by Foreign Policy magazine as one of the ""100 Leading Global Thinkers"" of 2013 and by Prospect Magazine as one of 50 ""World Thinkers"" of 2014. In June 2015 he was awarded the ""Fukuoka Grand Prize"", Japan's highest cultural prize.

Thant Myint-U was born in New York City in 1966 to Burmese parents and was educated at Harvard and Cambridge University, where he completed his PhD in history in 1996.

He has served on three United Nations peacekeeping operations, in Cambodia and in the former Yugoslavia, as well as six years with the UN Secretariat in NY, including as the head of policy planning in the Department of Political Affairs.

Thant Myint-U taught modern history for several years as a Fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge, and is the author of three books, The Making of Modern Burma, The River of Lost Footsteps: A Personal History of Burma, and, most recently, Where China Meets India: Burma and the New Crossroads of Asia, which was short-listed for the Asia Society's Bernard Schwartz Book Award in 2012."

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