This book is very good.It should be noted, however, that the Kindle edition, at least, does not reach as far as Aung San Suu Kyi's 2010 release.

This book is actually more about Burma and its troubles, wars, and fight for independence.It actually is a must read to understand what is going on now.Wintle does a very good job of making it easy for the reader to follow the history and gives the reader enough background.He also presents, as much as he can, an even handed view of Aung San Suu Kyi.Though, to be fair, it seems as if the reader gets a better idea of her parents than of her.Still, it does make the Burma events much easier to understand.I wish I had read this in 2007 for I while I followed the rebellion and knew about Aung San Suu Kyi, I think I would've understood much more (you should also check out the documentry Burma VJ).