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The Burma Road: Kunming to Rangoon

Reading and Travel Guide
Enrich your travels with reading! Here's a hand-picked list prepared for your journey in conjunction with the book experts at Longitude. We have updated the original package. These are the current recommendations.
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Item EXBMA55. Buy these 5 items as a set for $97 including shipping, 15% off the retail price. With free shipping on anything else you order.  Buy Package

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

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

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

Odyssey Guide Yunnan

CHN44
Jim Goodman
Odyssey Publications
2009
624
9622177751
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This comprehensive introduction to the history, culture and attractions of the Yunnan Province features 200 color photographs and 29 maps.
$29.95

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

China South Map

CHN27
Nelles
Nelles Maps
2013
2
3865740189
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A detailed travel map of Southern China, from Taiwan to Hong Kong and the Yunnan Province, at a 1:1,500,000 scale.
$13.95

Historical Walks in Yangon, A Myanmar Heritage Trust Guide Map

BMA66
Silkworm Books (Editor)
University of Washington Press
2010
1
9749511441
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
This innovative map lays out three walking tours through Yangon that guide visitors to landmarks, gardens and architectural points of interest.
$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
2014
424
1742205755
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
Featuring maps, travel information and a good overview of society, culture, history and politics.
$29.99

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

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 t
$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

Passage to Burma

BMA80
Scott Stulberg
Skyhorse
2015
240
1634504852
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
Scott Stulberg presents the teak and bamboo forests, temples and especially the people of Burma in hundreds of full-page color photographs in this illustrated journey.
$45.00

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.
$16.00

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

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
Peter Popham's timely biography follows the arc of Suu Kyi's life from her childhood in Rangoon, formative years in India and Oxford, marriage to Michael Aris and her return to Burma, where she has become a potent symbol for the Burmese people. The Britis
$16.95

The River's Tale, A Year on the Mekong

SEA33
Edward Gargan
Vintage Books
2003
352
0375705597
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
A personal, probing chronicle of a 3,000-mile journey on the river from its source in China through Tibet, Burma, Laos, Thailand and Cambodia to the Mekong Delta in Vietnam.
$16.95

South of the Clouds, Tales from Yunnan

CHN45
Lucien Miller
University of Washington Press
1997
342
029597348X
PAPER
Anthology
0
0
0
0
Featuring memorable tales from throughout the Yunnan Province, this book showcases 54 wonderfully insightful and entertaining stories.
$33.00

Birds of Myanmar

BMA42
Kyaw Nyunt Lwin, Khin Ma Ma Thwin, Aung Thant (Illustrator)
University of Washington Press
2005
165
9749575687
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
A slim field guide to 350 birds of Burma, featuring 74 full-color plates, descriptive information and a comprehensive checklist.
$37.95

Chinese Wildlife

CHN440
Martin Walters
Bradt Publications
2008
208
1841622206
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
This compact introduction to birds, mammals, reptiles, insects and plants found from the Tibetan plateau to the deserts, tropical forests and mountains includes 200 color photographs.
$26.99

More Books

Ancient Pagan

BMA43
Donald Stadtner, Michael Freeman (Photographer)
Antique Collector's Club
2013
286
974986302X
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
1
An authoritative guide to the art and culture of the ancient Buddhist city on the Irrawaddy, organized by temple group and featuring 250 color photographs, site plans and maps.
$25.00

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.
$16.00

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

In the Land of the Blue Poppies

ASA35
Frank Kingdon-Ward, Tom Christopher (Editor), Jamaica Kincaid (Introduction)
Modern Library
2003
242
0812967399
PAPER
Anthology
0
0
0
0
Expert Tom Christopher presents excerpts from intrepid Kingdon-Ward's fascinating accounts of plant-hunting adventures in Tibet, Burma and the Himalayas in the early 20th century.
$19.00

Leaving Mother Lake

CHN270
Yang Erche Namu, Christine Mathieu
Back Bay Books
2004
320
0316735493
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
In this entrancing memoir, Chinese singing sensation Namu recounts her coming-of-age among the matriarchal Mosuo people in Southwest China near the Chinese-Tibetan border.
$16.00

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

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

Under the Dragon, A Journey Through Burma

BMA56
Rory MacLean, William Dalrymple (Introduction)
St. Martins
2008
224
1845116224
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
MacLean's perceptive and heartbreaking portrait of contemporary Burma, originally published in 1999, focuses on the ordinary people he met on travels from Rangoon and Mandalay to Pagan and the Golden Triangle.
$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

For Kids

Buddha Stories

ASA16
Demi
Henry Holt and Company
1997
32
0805048863
HARD COVER
Religion
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
Intended for ages 4 to 8, this book tells 10 of the author's favorite "jakatas," or moral tales of the Buddha. She has sumptuously illustrated the volume in gold printed on deep, dark blue (in the tradition of an ancient Buddhist text).
$25.99

Buddha

ASA17
Demi
Henry Holt and Company
1996
48
0805042032
HARD COVER
Religion
0
0
0
1
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
Beautiful, intricately detailed, full-color illustrations make this life of the Buddha an excellent choice for children. Intended for children age 7-10.
$21.99

Worth Looking For

Bradt Guide Yunnan Province

CHN73
Martin Walters, Stephen Mansfield
Bradt Publications
2007
288
1841621692
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
1
A compact guide to geography, cultures and nature of Yunnan, with sketch maps, photographs and practical information.
$23.95

The Gentleman in the Parlour

SEA05
Somerset Maugham
Gardners Books
2005
300
9748299589
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
1
Maugham's much-loved portrait of the land and people of Burma circa 1925.
$18.95

The Voice of Hope

BMA09
Aung San Suu Kyi
Seven Stories Press
2008
304
1583228454
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
1
Leader of Burma's struggle for democracy, Aung San Suu Kyi speaks her mind with wisdom and humor on personal, religious and political topics in this new edition of conversations with Alan Clements. The dialogues are especially enlightening on the notion o
$18.95