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Aung San Suu Kyi--Burma's "woman of destiny" and one of the most admired voices for freedom in the world today--comes alive through this brilliant rendering of Burma's tumultuous history Award-winning journalist and former State Department speechwriter Rena Pederson brings to light fresh details about the charismatic Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi: the inspiration for Burma's (now Myanmar) first steps towards democracy. Suu Kyi's party will be a major contender in the 2015 elections, a revolutionary breakthrough after years of military dictatorship. Using exclusive interviews with Suu Kyi since her release from fifteen years of house arrest, as well as recently disclosed diplomatic cables, Pederson uncovers new facets to Suu Kyi's extraordinary story. The Burma Spring will also surprise readers by revealing the extraordinary steps taken by First Lady Laura Bush to help Suu Kyi, and also how former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton injected new momentum into Burma's democratic rebirth. Pederson provides a never before seen view of the harrowing hardships the people of Burma have endured and the fiery political atmosphere in which Suu Kyi's has fought a life-and-death struggle for liberty in this fascinating part of the world.
From First Lady Laura Bush to journalist Diane Sawyer, the women profiled and interviewed in What's Missing? have unearthed a spiritual foundation that has given them the strength to overcome obstacles and achieve success. This book explores the role that faith has played in their lives-and the ways it can change all women's lives. <P> Includes insights from:<P> * First Lady Laura Bush<P> * Diane Sawyer<P> * Patti LaBelle <P> * Karen Armstrong <P> * Beth Moore <P> * Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison <P> * Judy Collins <P> * Peggy Noonan <P> and others