A lower priced version of this book is available
Save £9.43 (39%) by choosing the Kindle Edition.
Kindle price
Paperback price

Save <span class="a-color-price">£9.43 (39%)</span> by choosing the Kindle Edition. Read now with the free Kindle app
Available on iOS, Android, Mac & PC.
FREE Delivery in the UK.
Usually dispatched within 1 to 3 months.
Why wait? Try the digital version instead and read now on any device.
Dispatched from and sold by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.
Have one to sell?
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See all 2 images

Than Shwe: Unmasking Burma's Tyrant Paperback – 27 Aug 2010

1.9 out of 5 stars 2 customer reviews

See all 6 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price
New from Used from
Kindle Edition
£16.95 £0.01
Note: This item is eligible for click and collect. Details
Pick up your parcel at a time and place that suits you.
  • Choose from over 13,000 locations across the UK
  • Prime members get unlimited deliveries at no additional cost
How to order to an Amazon Pickup Location?
  1. Find your preferred location and add it to your address book
  2. Dispatch to this address when you check out
Learn more
click to open popover

Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone

To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.

Only on Amazon: One product for every need Only on Amazon: New Releases

Product details

  • Paperback: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Silkworm Books (27 Aug. 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 9749511913
  • ISBN-13: 978-9749511916
  • Product Dimensions: 14 x 1.9 x 21 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 1.9 out of 5 stars 2 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,835,105 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
  • Would you like to tell us about a lower price?
    If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?

  • See Complete Table of Contents

Product description


The outlines of Than Shwe's life and rise from obscure origins as a rural postal clerk and later as a member of the military's Psychological Warfare Department to a deeply superstitious and reclusive head of state are reported as solidly as possible for such an elusive and undocumented subject by Benedict Rogers….

Source: The New York Review of Books

The just published book about Senior General Than Shwe, Union of Myanmar's secretive leader of the military government, is timely and overdue.

Author: Reinhard Hohler Source: Chiang Mai

.. a timely account of the awfulness of the regime he heads, whose leaders seem sure to continue to hold real power even after a stage-managed election in November.

Source: The Economist

Rogers deserves credit for trying to illuminate a secretive life.

Source: Time


In this path-breaking book, Benedict Rogers shines a light into some of the darkest corners of Burma's military dystopia, and in so doing exposes the cunning rise of a man who wraps himself in the trappings of Burma's ancient kings. Meticulously researched, powerfully written, and provocatively argued.

Author: Sean Turnell, author of Fiery Dragons: Banks, Moneylenders and Microfinance in Burma

See all Product description

2 customer reviews

1.9 out of 5 stars

Review this product

Share your thoughts with other customers

Showing 1-2 of 2 reviews

9 November 2010
Format: Paperback
2 people found this helpful
Comment Report abuse
31 January 2013
Format: Paperback
One person found this helpful
Comment Report abuse

Most helpful customer reviews on Amazon.com

Amazon.com: 1.5 out of 5 stars 2 reviews
2.0 out of 5 starsThis isn't a biography, it's a human rights campaign
17 September 2010 - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
14 people found this helpful.
Lover of Salish Inland Sea
1.0 out of 5 starsCould be much better
6 December 2010 - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
4 people found this helpful.

Where's My Stuff?

Delivery and Returns

Need Help?