BURMA: The Day of the Tiger

In nearly 20 years of political life, Burma's smiling, round-faced U Nu has never lost the conviction that he is primarily "a dreamer, a writer." He is even convinced that, given a chance to concentrate, he might have become the Burmese Bernard Shaw. Circumstances have never given U Nu the opportunity to test his theory. In 1947, when terrorists murdered General Aung San and wiped out six other leaders of the Burmese independence movement, Burma's last British Governor called on U Nu as the only Burmese with sufficient national stature to take over the country that Britain was preparing...

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