By Judy L. Hasday
While an army junta took strength in Myanmar (then referred to as Burma) in 1988, Aung San Suu Kyi--the daughter of common Aung San, who negotiated Burma's independence from Britain in 1947--entered Burmese politics. seriously encouraged by way of Gandhi's philosophy of nonviolent protest, Suu Kyi helped stumbled on the nationwide League for Democracy to motivate the institution of democracy in Myanmar. whilst the army junta held common elections in 1990, the nationwide League gained simply, and Suu Kyi must have assumed the location of major minister. in its place, the army nullified the election, and he or she used to be positioned below condominium arrest after refusing to depart the rustic. Suu Kyi was once nonetheless in confinement while she used to be offered the 1991 Nobel Peace Prize. She has therefore been out and in of apartment arrest, regardless of appeals from foreign enterprises, together with the United international locations, to unfastened her completely. during this amazing biography, scholars will find out about this courageous lady who, regardless of being confronted with insurmountable odds, maintains to paintings towards democratic reforms in Myanmar.