Survival in the Killing Fields

Survival in the Killing Fields

By (author) Haing S. Ngor , By (author) Roger Warner


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Best known for his academt award-winning role as Dith Pran in "The Killing Fields", for Haing Ngor his greatest performance was not in Hollywood but in the rice paddies and labour camps of war-torn Cambodia. Here, in his memoir of life under the Khmer Rouge, is a searing account of a country's descent into hell. His was a world of war slaves and execution squads, of senseless brutality and mind-numbing torture; where families ceased to be and only a very special love could soar above the squalor, starvation and disease. An eyewitness account of the real killing fields by an extraordinary survivor, this book is a reminder of the horrors of war - and a testament to the enduring human spirit.

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  • Paperback | 528 pages
  • 128 x 196 x 34mm | 421.84g
  • 13 Nov 2003
  • Little, Brown Book Group
  • Robinson Publishing
  • London
  • English
  • photos
  • 1841197939
  • 9781841197937
  • 45,809

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Haing Ngor survived labour camp, torture and near death, before his escape to America. A champion for the cause of Cambodian refugees, he was murdered by street robbers in LA in 1996. Roger Warner, his friend and co-writer, writes extensively on foreign affairs.

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Profound, personal, and proud ... one of the more important autobiographies of our time. Los Angeles Times Ngor shows the awful price he paid to play his role so brilliantly. His well-crafted book makes an unimaginable horror come to life. Washington Post Book World A superb book ... perhaps the best ... so far ... on what it is like ... to live under the still inexplicable horrors of the Khmer Rouge. Sunday Times The best book on Cambodia ever published. Chicago Tribune A terrible and thrilling story. Publishers Weekly

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