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Author: Sichan Siv
Publisher: New York, NY : Harper, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Young Sichan Siv was targeted by the Khmer Rouge during the Cambodian genocide because he was a university graduate. His mother told him to run and "never give up hope!" Captured and put to work in a slave labor camp, Siv knew it was only a matter of time before he would be worked to death--or killed outright. After a daring escape and a desperate run for freedom through the jungle, Siv finally came upon a farmer  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
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Siv, Sichan, 1948-
Golden bones.
New York, NY : Harper, ©2008
(OCoLC)609309489
Named Person: Sichan Siv; Sichan Siv
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Sichan Siv
ISBN: 9780061340680 0061340685
OCLC Number: 156816507
Description: xiv, 320 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: First episode: Cambodia --
Part I: Dreams and hopes, 1948-1970 --
Pochentong --
Paradise lost --
Angkor --
Four B's --
The Sixties --
The moon --
Part II: War and peace, 1970-1976 --
Life under the sword --
Caring and sharing --
Year of the bloody peace --
Friday the thirteenth --
Second episode: America --
Part III: Freedom and survival --
New England --
New York --
Texas --
Part IV: On behalf of the president --
41 and 41 --
The White House --
Americans first --
Return to Cambodia --
Part V: On behalf of the United States --
The principles --
The good, the bad, the ugly --
The ambassadors --
The caravan --
Two thousand six.
Responsibility: Sichan Siv.
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Young Sichan Siv was targeted by the Khmer Rouge during the Cambodian genocide because he was a university graduate. His mother told him to run and "never give up hope!" Captured and put to work in a slave labor camp, Siv knew it was only a matter of time before he would be worked to death--or killed outright. After a daring escape and a desperate run for freedom through the jungle, Siv finally came upon a farmer who said, "Welcome to Thailand." He spent months teaching English in a refugee camp while regaining his strength, and was eventually allowed entry into the United States, where he kept striving. Eventually rising to become U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, Siv returned with deep emotion to the killing fields of Cambodia in 1992 as a senior representative of the U.S. government.--From publisher description.

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by cwarden (WorldCat user on 2008-09-09)

Map of Cambodia -- Preface -- Two thousand six -- First episode: Cambodia -- Part I: Dreams and hope, 1948-1970: Pochentong -- Paradise lost -- Angkor -- Four Be's -- The sixties -- The moon -- Part II: War and peace, 19970-1976: Life under the sword -- Caring and sharing -- Year of the bloody peace -- Friday the thirteenth -- Second episode: America -- Part III: Freedom and survival: New England -- New York -- Texas -- Part IV: On behalf of the president: 41 and 41 -- The White House -- Americans first -- Return to Cambodia -- Part V: On behalf of the United States: The principles -- The good, the bad, the ugly -- The ambassadors -- The caravan -- Two thousand six -- Acknowledgments.

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“No matter what happens, never give up hope”

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“What a story, what a life.” This brief remark was made by former U.S. President George H. W. Bush, as boastfully quoted on the front cover of Sichan Siv’s memoir ‘Golden Bones: An Extraordinary...
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