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Behind the killing fields : a Khmer Rouge leader and one of his victims

Author: Gina Chon; Thet Sambath
Publisher: Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, ©2010.
Series: Pennsylvania studies in human rights.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
This is not a historical textbook about the Khmer Rouge regime, nor is it a story based solely on facts, for much of it comes from the perspective of Nuon Chea. This account delves inside the mind of a man who presided over violence in the name of creating utopia and is still able to rationalize the atrocities. It is our hope that this story transcends the Cambodian context to also tell the tale of a man who made

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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Nuon Chea; Pol Pot.; Thet Sambath; Nuon Chea; Pol Pot.
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Gina Chon; Thet Sambath
ISBN: 9780812242454 0812242459
OCLC Number: 473654449
Description: 178 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction --
The faceless father --
The new world order --
The lost childhood --
The Vietnam factor --
The missing brother --
The enemies --
The year zero --
The implosion --
The rebuilding --
The homecoming --
The understanding --
The killing fields.
Series Title: Pennsylvania studies in human rights.
Responsibility: Gina Chon and Sambath Thet.
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Based on exclusive interviews with the top surviving Khmer Rouge leader, Nuon Chea, this book tells the story of a man who began as an idealistic freedom fighter and wound up involved in one of the  Read more...


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"Having spent six years conducting about a thousand hours of interviews, the authors have produced a rare look inside the psyche of a mass killer. They find [in Nuon Chea] a faithful son and loyal Read more...

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