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Click to enlargeThe Lady and the Peacock: The Life of Aung San Suu Kyi

Price: $27.50
Member Price: $24.75
Author: Popham, Peter
Publisher: The Experiment LLC, April 1st 2012
Format: HC, 464pp
Region: Southeast Asia
The Lady and the Peacock charts Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi’s transformation to leader of the largest popular revolt in Burmese history, her fifteen years under house arrest, and her continuing work to change her country’s politics and ethics. Along with that, it details not only her courage, intellect, and strong principles, but also her flaws and personal struggles, making this the first biography to give a full picture of Suu Kyi as the human being—albeit the remarkable human being—that she is.

In writing this book, longtime foreign correspondent Peter Popham draws on five years of research, including several undercover visits to Burma and two meetings with Suu Kyi herself. He also includes intimate, revealing excerpts from Suu Kyi’s personal assistant’s diary, printed for the first time in The Lady and the Peacock. Today, as Suu Kyi stands on the brink of entering the political mainstream, this book reveals the secrets of her mental strength and her powerful bond with the people of Burma.(Workman)