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Enrich your travels with reading! Here's a hand-picked list prepared for your journey in conjunction with the book experts at Longitude.
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Odyssey Guide Myanmar

BMA16
Caroline Courtauld
Odyssey Publications
2012
312
9622176089
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
Refreshingly direct and engaging, Caroline Courtauld covers Burma's culture, long history and religion with grace in this richly illustrated guide with fine color maps.
$26.95

The River of Lost Footsteps, Histories of Burma

BMA51
Thant Myint-U
Farrar, Straus & Giroux
2007
388
0374531161
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
In this stimulating and important book, Myint-U (grandson of the late UN Secretary General U Thant and author of The Making of Modern Burma) uses Burmese history as a lens for understanding Myanmar today.
$17.00

Letters from Burma

BMA49
Aung San Suu Kyi
Penguin Putnam
2010
244
0141041447
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A collection of about 50 candid and moving mini-essays on Burmese culture, daily life and politics written by the country's iconic Nobel Prize-winning human-rights leader who was held under house arrest by the military junta for many years.
$16.00

Myanmar (Burma) Map

BMA02
Nelles
Nelles Maps
2016
1
3865745032
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A convenient double-sided map of Burma at a scale of 1:1,500,000, with an inset of Rangoon. Two sides. 20 x 31 inches.
$14.95

Myanmar Map

BMA76
Odyssey Maps
Odyssey Maps
2015
1
9622178391
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
This large format map-guide, printed on glossy paper, depicts a cutaway image of Myanmar (1:2,150,000) on one side and Yangon (1:24,000) on the reverse. Both maps feature important landmarks with text and color images.
$15.00

Lonely Planet Burmese Phrasebook

BMA36
Lonely Planet
Lonely Planet Publications
2014
224
1743214332
PAPER
Language & Phrasebooks
0
0
0
0
A palm-sized dictionary and guide to the Burmese language with common phrases for travelers.
$9.99

Lonely Planet Myanmar (Burma)

BMA20
Joe Cummings, Michael Clark
Lonely Planet Publications
2017
416
1786575469
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
Featuring maps, travel information and a good overview of society, culture, history and politics.
$29.99

Burma, Rivers of Flavor

BMA77
Naomi Duguid
Workman Publishing Company
2012
364
1579654134
HARD COVER
Food
0
0
0
0
A culinary adventurer, Duguid presents the food, local markets, people and culture of Burma in this exceedingly informative (not to mention beautiful) cookbook and cultural guide. The 125 recipes are interspersed with tales and photographs from her many travels in the region.
$35.00

A History of Myanmar Since Ancient Times, Traditions and Transformations

BMA72
Michael A. Aung-Thwin
Reaktion Books
2013
333
1861899017
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Aung-Thwin takes us from the sacred stupas of the Bagan plains to the grand colonial-era British mansions in this tale of Burma’s storied 3,000-year history and rich culture.
$29.00

Burma/Myanmar, What Everyone Needs to Know

BMA60
David I. Steinberg
Oxford University Press
2013
256
019998168X
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
A professor of Asian studies at Georgetown, Steinberg places the current political situation in Burma in the context of the history and culture of the nation. Second edition.
$16.95

Freedom from Fear and Other Writings

BMA08
Aung San Suu Kyi, Michael Aris (Editor)
Penguin Putnam
2010
416
0140253173
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
This collection of speeches, letters and interviews by and about Burma's Nobel Prize-winning human rights leader, edited by her late husband and with forewords by Vaclav Havel and Desmond Tutu, provides essential background to her role in Burmese politics and the situation of the country today.
$17.00

What the Buddha Taught

SEA41
Walpola Sri Rahula
Grove Press
1994
151
0802130313
PAPER
Religion
0
0
0
0
A classic introduction to Buddhism by a respected monk and scholar from Sri Lanka. Provides translations from original texts with explanations for Western readers. A good foundation for anyone interested in understanding the foundations of Buddhism.
$16.00

Where China Meets India

BMA70
Thant Myint-U
Farrar, Straus & Giroux
2012
400
0374299072
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Home to 60 million people and bigger than France, Burma -- as Myint-U so effectively argues -- is hardly small or politically isolated: it is the center of Asia.
$18.00

Finding George Orwell in Burma

BMA40
Emma Larkin
Penguin Putnam
2006
304
0143037110
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
An American journalist fluent in Burmese, Larkin (a pseudonym) masterfully interweaves her travels in the footsteps of the British colonial officer and writer with interviews and an astute, moving history of modern Burma.
$17.00

From the Land of Green Ghosts, a Burmese Odyssey

BMA29
Pascal Khoo Thwe
HarperCollins Publishers
2003
304
0060505230
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
The young Burmese author, a member of a remote hill-tribe in the Shan hills, captures the traditions and challenges of the Padaung people in this astonishing memoir.
$13.99

Golden Earth, Travels in Burma

BMA33
Norman Lewis
Sickle Moon
2003
275
0907871380
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
The classic, mesmerizing account of the people and country of Burma as recorded by the author during a visit shortly after independence in 1951.
$34.95

The Burma Chronicles

BMA58
Guy Delisle
Drawn & Quarterly
2010
272
177046025X
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
Posted to Burma with his Doctors Without Borders wife and young son, Delisle captures the absurdities, challenges and routines of everyday life in Burma in bold black-and-white panels in this droll graphic travelogue, his third.
$16.95

The Lady and the Peacock, The Life of Aung San Suu Kyi

BMA79
Peter Popham
Workman Publishing Company
2013
334
1615190813
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
Timely, impressively researched and compassionate, this engrossing biography follows the arc of the Burmese leader from her childhood in Rangoon to becoming a symbol for the Burmese people.
$16.95

Burmese Days

BMA03
George Orwell
Harcourt Books
1989
287
0156148501
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Orwell, a veteran of the colonial police force in Rangoon, writes with irony and insight in this sharp novel of politics, folly and the British.
$14.95

Saving Fish from Drowning

BMA44
Amy Tan
Ballantine Books
2006
474
034546401X
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Tan interweaves history, incident and magic in this beguiling novel of Americans on tour who disappear into the jungles of Burma.
$17.00

The Glass Palace

IDA173
Amitav Ghosh
Random House
2002
474
0375758771
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
In this panoramic novel full of tales and anecdote, Ghosh follows the lives and fortunes of Rajkumar and his family over three eventful generations in Burma, India and Malaysia.
$17.00

The Piano Tuner

BMA31
Daniel Mason
Alfred Knopf
2003
336
1400030382
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
In this transporting first novel, a mild-mannered tradesman is seduced by late Victorian Burma. Mason's complex, absorbing tale dives into the world of 19th-century colonial Burma, its traditions, trappings, personalities and politics.
$15.95

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Burmese Looking Glass

BMA05
Edith Mirante
Grove Press
1994
333
0871135701
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
1
0
A moving story of resistance in the highlands by a dedicated writer with the soul of a poet and the passion of a revolutionary. Deported to Thailand in 1988, Mirante was the first westerner to march with the rebels.
$12.00

Insight Guide Myanmar (Burma)

BMA04
Insight Guides
Insight Guides
2015
344
1780055757
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
An illustrated overview of Burma with essays on history, archaeology and culture.
$25.99

Twilight over Burma, My Life as a Shan Princess

BMA11
Inge Sargent, Bertil Lintner (Introduction)
University of Hawaii Press
1994
216
0824816285
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
A memoir (though told in the third person) of Inge Sargent, an Austrian who in 1953 married Sao Kya Seng, the princely leader of Shan, an ethnic enclave in the hill country of northeastern Burma. A fascinating story.
$19.99

Blooming in the Desert, Favorite Teachings of the Wildflower Monk Taungpulu Sayadaw

BMA35
Anne Teich (Editor), Andrew Harvey (Introduction)
North Atlantic Books
1996
90
1556432232
PAPER
Religion
0
0
0
0
A collection of the straightforward teachings of the venerable Burmese monk Taungpulu Sayadaw, as recorded by Anne Teich (who also provides an overview of Buddhist practices and history).
$11.95

The Burma Road, The Epic Story of the China-Burma-India Theater in World War II

BMA41
Donovan Webster
HarperCollins
2004
416
0060746386
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Donovan draws on archival materials, military history, interview and travel in recreating the harrowing events surrounding the building of the 700-mile route across Burma to China.
$14.99

In Buddha's Land

BMA52
Moe Min
Orchid Press
2007
128
9745240729
HARD COVER
Religion
4/28/2016
0
0
0
0
This beautiful, illustrated portrait of monuments, monasteries and rituals is both a striking visual overview of Buddhism as practiced in Burma and a splendid introduction to the country.
$30.00

Sacred Sites of Burma

BMA64
Donald Stadtner
Antique Collector's Club
2015
348
9749863607
PAPER
Religion
0
0
0
0
Stadtner focuses on the origins and evolutions of the Buddhist myths behind Burma's sacred sites, some of the most spectacular in Asia, in this beautifully illustrated portrait.
$35.00

Aung San Suu Kyi and Burma's Struggle for Democracy

BMA68
Bertil Lintner
2011
200
6162150151
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
A veteran journalist in the region, Lentil traces the history and impact of Burma's pro-democracy movement from 1988 alongside the life of its leader.
$22.50

The Art of Hearing Heartbeats

BMA71
Jan-Philipp Sendker
Other Press
2012
336
1590514637
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
This sentimental bestseller, marvelously set in modern New York and Burma, traces the epic, 50-year love between a blind monk, later a successful New York lawyer with a new family who knows nothing of his past, and the Burmese woman who captured his heart all those many years ago.
$15.95

To Myanmar With Love

BMA73
Morgan Edwardson (Editor)
ThingsAsian
2009
294
1934159069
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
Edwardson draws on a network of fellow expats and locals for this warmly inviting guide to Burma, organized by region and theme, and featuring short essays on food, culture and attractions.
$21.95

No Bad News for the King

BMA75
Emma Larkin
Penguin Putnam
2011
288
0143119613
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Larkin (Finding George Orwell in Burma) chronicles the tragedy that unfolded in the aftermath of the devastating 2008 cyclone.
$17.00