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A Daughters Memoir of Burma Wendy Law-Yone

A Daughters Memoir of Burma

Wendy Law-Yone

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ISBN : 9780231537803
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202 pages
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Wendy Law-Yone was fifteen at the time of Burmas military coup in 1962. The daughter of Ed Law-Yone, daredevil proprietor of Rangoon Nation, BurmaOCOs leading postwar English-language daily, she experienced firsthand the perils and promises of aMoreWendy Law-Yone was fifteen at the time of Burmas military coup in 1962. The daughter of Ed Law-Yone, daredevil proprietor of Rangoon Nation, BurmaOCOs leading postwar English-language daily, she experienced firsthand the perils and promises of a newly independent Burma.On the eve of WendyOCOs studies abroad, Ed Law-Yone was arrested, his newspaper shut down, and Wendy herself was briefly imprisoned. After his release, Ed fled to Thailand with his family, where he formed a government-in-exile and tried, unsuccessfully, to foment a revolution. Emigrating to America with his wife and children, Ed never gave up hope that Burma would adopt a new democratic government. While he died disappointed, he left in his daughterOCOs care an illuminating trove of papers documenting the experiences of an eccentric, ambitious, humorous, and determined patriot, vividly recounting the realities of colonial rule, Japanese occupation, postwar reconstruction, and military dictatorship. This book tells the twin histories of Law-YoneOCOs kin and country, a nation whose vicissitudes continue to intrigue the world.