Survival in the Killing Fields
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Survival in the Killing Fields

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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.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 528 pages
  • 128 x 196 x 34mm | 421.84g
  • Little, Brown Book Group
  • Robinson Publishing
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • UK ed.
  • photos
  • 1841197939
  • 9781841197937
  • 64,308

About Haing S. Ngor

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.show more

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A terrible and thrilling story. * Publishers Weekly * The best book on Cambodia ever published. * Chicago Tribune * 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 * 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 * Profound, personal, and proud . . . one of the more important autobiographies of our time. * Los Angeles Times *show more

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