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

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  • 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)
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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

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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

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