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Whispers at the Pagoda: Portraits of Modern Burma (Asian Portraits) Paperback – July 26, 2006

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Product Details

  • Series: Asian Portraits
  • Paperback: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Orchid Press (July 26, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 9748304361
  • ISBN-13: 978-9748304366
  • Product Dimensions: 6.1 x 0.5 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.9 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,267,490 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Julie Sell is an American writer who has worked and traveled in Asia for more than a dozen years. She is a former journalist with the Asian Wall Street Journal and the International Herald Tribune, and has also had articles published by The New York Times, The South China Morning Post, National Geographic News Service, and the Minneapolis Star-Tribune, among others. Whispers at the Pagoda: Portraits of Modern Burma is her first book.

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Julie Sell is an American journalist and writer. Her first book, "Whispers at the Pagoda: Portraits of Modern Burma," provides a rare look inside one of the world's most exotic and isolated countries through portraits of individuals. Ms Sell has been on staff at The Economist, The International Herald Tribune and The Asian Wall Street Journal. Her work on politics, public policy, social and business issues has also appeared in a variety of other publications. An experienced traveler, she has lived on three continents and worked in more than 30 countries.

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By J. Matulionis on October 16, 2000
Format: Paperback
I had heard Julie Sell discuss this book on Fresh Air (NPR) and it really caught my attention. What a fascinating bunch of people. The book went into much more depth, obviously, then the 1 hour interview, so I was thrilled to read it. In the epilogue, Ms. Sell mentions her last trip while the Kosovo conflict was occuring. It was heartbreaking to read how the Burmese people believed NATO would soon be rescuing them, just as they were doing for the people of Kosovo. She couldn't tell them the truth...I don't blame her. Anyway, a fantastic story of a hidden culture.
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