The Resource The river of lost footsteps : histories of Burma, Thant Myint-U

The river of lost footsteps : histories of Burma, Thant Myint-U

Label
The river of lost footsteps : histories of Burma
Title
The river of lost footsteps
Title remainder
histories of Burma
Statement of responsibility
Thant Myint-U
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Thant tells the story of modern Burma, in part through a telling of his own family's history, in an interwoven narrative that is by turns lyrical, dramatic, and appalling. His maternal grandfather, U Thant, rose from being the schoolmaster of a small town in the Irrawaddy Delta to become the UN secretary-general in the 1960s. And on his father's side, the author is descended from a long line of courtiers who served at Burma's Court of Ava for nearly two centuries. Through their stories and others, he portrays Burma's rise and decline in the modern world, from the time of Portuguese pirates and renegade Mughal princes through the decades of British colonialism, the devastation of World War II, and a sixty-year civil war that continues today and is the longest-running war anywhere in the world.--From publisher description
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Thant Myint-U
Dewey number
959.1
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
no index present
LC call number
DS530
LC item number
.T43 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Burma
  • Burma
  • MYANMAR
  • HISTORY
  • NINETEENTH CENTURY
Label
The river of lost footsteps : histories of Burma, Thant Myint-U
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 349-361)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Downfall -- Debating Burma -- Foundations -- Pirates and princes along the bay of Bengal -- The consequences of patriotism -- War and the glass palace chronicles -- Mandalay -- Transitions -- Studying in the age of extreism -- Making the battlefield -- Alternative utopias -- The tiger's tail -- Palimpsest
Control code
ocm65064707
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xiv, 361 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780374163426
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2006009199
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9780374163426
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)65064707
Label
The river of lost footsteps : histories of Burma, Thant Myint-U
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 349-361)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Downfall -- Debating Burma -- Foundations -- Pirates and princes along the bay of Bengal -- The consequences of patriotism -- War and the glass palace chronicles -- Mandalay -- Transitions -- Studying in the age of extreism -- Making the battlefield -- Alternative utopias -- The tiger's tail -- Palimpsest
Control code
ocm65064707
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xiv, 361 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780374163426
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2006009199
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9780374163426
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)65064707

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