By Wendy Law-Yone
Wendy Law-Yone was once simply fifteen while Burma's army staged a coup and overthrew the civilian executive in 1962. The daughter of Ed Law-Yone, the daredevil founder and leader editor of The Nation, Burma's top postwar English-language newspaper, she skilled firsthand the perils and provides of a newly self reliant Burma.
On the eve of Wendy's stories out of the country, Ed Law-Yone used to be arrested and The Nation close down. Wendy herself used to be in brief imprisoned. After his unencumber, Ed fled to Thailand together with his kin, the place he shaped a government-in-exile and attempted, unsuccessfully, to foment a revolution. Exiled to the United States along with his spouse and youngsters, Ed by no means gave up wish that Burma might in the future undertake a brand new democratic govt. although he died disillusioned, he left in his daughter's care an illuminating trove of papers documenting the reviews of an eccentric, bold, funny, and made up our minds patriot, vividly recounting the realities of colonial rule, jap profession, postwar reconstruction, and army dictatorship. This memoir tells the dual histories of Law-Yone's family members and his kingdom, a country whose vicissitudes proceed to intrigue the world.
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