Rory MacLean - Under The Dragon (2nd Hand Paperback)
- Format : Standard 2nd Hand Paperback
- Condition : Very Good
- Category : Non-Fiction - Travel & Guidebooks
- Published : 1998 (This Edition 2008 - Tauris Parke)
- ISBN : 9781845116224
- SKU : B002154
- PPC : LL300gm
- Quantity Available : 1 only.
With Preface by William Dalrymple.
The memory of a brief visit to Burma had haunted Rory MacLean for years.
A decade after the violent suppression of an unarmed national uprising, which cost thousands of lives and all hopes for democracy, he seized the chance to return.
Travelling from Rangoon to Mandalay and Pagan, into the heart of the Golden Triangle, he hears stories of freedom fighters, government censors, basket weavers, farmers and lovers - ordinary people struggling to survive under one of the most brutal and repressive regimes in the world.
Under the Dragon is a perceptive and heart-breaking portrayal of contemporary Burma, a country that is shot through with desperation and fear, but also blessed - even in the darkest places - with beauty and courage.
"His insights are invaluable to understand the lives and minds of the people. He writes with objectivity and feeling from all senses. It really is a journey from start to finish." - Goodreads Review.
" . . . Read it, Read it, Read it." - Fergal Keane.
" Beautifully written, with a powerful sense of involvement." - Sunday Express.
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