Aung San is revered in Burma as the architect of Burmese freedom. Tragically, he was assassinated in 1947 just five months before Burma achieved its hard-won independence. In this biography that relies extensively on personal interviews, British archival records and much other primary and secondary material, Angelene Naw traces the Burmese struggle for independence and Aung San's pivotal role in it. The result is an emerging historical account of Burma's most prominent leader, whose vision continues to be upheld by his daughter and namesake, Aung San Suu Kyi, in today's Burma.
1. The Appeal of Politics * 2. From Apprenticeship to Leadership * 3. Changing into Military Garb (1941-43) * 4. The Rise to National Leadership * 5. Fighting the White Paper Policy (1945-46) * 6. Final Negotiations for the Transfer of Power * 7. The Founding Father of the Union of Burma * Apendices * Bibliography * Index.