Than Shwe: Unmasking Burma's Tyrant


by Rogers, Benedict

Than Shwe: Unmasking Burma's Tyrant

Price:  US$28.00   (SGD35.00*)
Format:  Paper Back, 256 pages
Published:  2010, Thailand, 1st Edition
ISBN:  9789749511916
SB#:  049897 (150)

About This Book

Than Shwe is one of the world's most notorious dictators, presiding over a military regime that persists in repressing and brutalising its own people. Until now, his story has not been told. Than Shwe: Unmasking Burma's Tyrant provides the first-ever account of Than Shwe's journey from postal clerk to dictator, analysing his rise through the ranks of the army, his training in psychological warfare, his belief in astrology, his elimination of rivals, and his ruthless suppression of dissent. Drawing on the insights of Burma Army defectors, international diplomats, and others, Benedict Rogers provides a compelling account of the reclusive and xenophobic character of Than Shwe, and life in Burma under his rule.


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