No Bad News for the King

No Bad News for the King

Author: Emma Larkin

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101535271

Category: History

Page: 288

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An incisive, unprecedented report on life inside Burma from the author of Finding George Orwell in Burma On May 2, 2008, an enormous tropical cyclone made landfall in Burma, wreaking untold havoc and killing more than 138,000 people. In No Bad News for the King, Emma Larkin, a Westerner who has been traveling to and secretly reporting on Burma for years, uses her extraordinary access and intimate understanding of the Burmese people to deliver a beautifully written and stunningly reported story that has never been told before. Chronicling the tragedy that unfolded in the chaotic days and months that followed the storm, she also examines the secretive politics of Burma's military dictatorship, a regime that relies on vicious military force and a bizarre combination of religion and mysticism to rule the country.
No Bad News for the King
Language: en
Pages: 288
Authors: Emma Larkin
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-06-28 - Publisher: Penguin

An incisive, unprecedented report on life inside Burma from the author of Finding George Orwell in Burma On May 2, 2008, an enormous tropical cyclone made landfall in Burma, wreaking untold havoc and killing more than 138,000 people. In No Bad News for the King, Emma Larkin, a Westerner who
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Language: en
Pages: 370
Authors: Andrew Selth
Categories: Reference
Type: BOOK - Published: 2022-01-24 - Publisher: ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute

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Language: en
Pages: 240
Authors: Emma Larkin
Categories: Travel
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-07-07 - Publisher: Granta Books

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Language: en
Pages: 288
Authors: Emma Larkin
Categories: Travel
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-05-09 - Publisher: add editore

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Texas
Language: en
Pages: 1472
Authors: James A. Michener
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-01-21 - Publisher: Dial Press

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