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The Resource Behind the killing fields : a Khmer Rouge leader and one of his victims, Gina Chon and Sambath Thet

Behind the killing fields : a Khmer Rouge leader and one of his victims, Gina Chon and Sambath Thet

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Behind the killing fields : a Khmer Rouge leader and one of his victims
Title
Behind the killing fields
Title remainder
a Khmer Rouge leader and one of his victims
Statement of responsibility
Gina Chon and Sambath Thet
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Language
eng
Summary
In recent history, atrocities have often been committed in the name of lofty ideals. One of the most disturbing examples took place in Cambodia's Killing Fields, where tens of thousands of victims were executed and hastily disposed of by Khmer Rouge cadres. Nearly thirty years after these bloody purges, two journalists entered the jungles of Cambodia to uncover secrets still buried there. Based on more than 1,000 hours of interviews with the top surviving Khmer Rouge leader, Nuon Chea, Behind the Killing Fields follows the journey of a man who began as a dedicated freedom fighter and wound up accused of crimes against humanity. Known as Brother Number 2, Chea was Pol Pot's top lieutenant. He is now in prison, facing prosecution in a United Nations-Cambodian tribunal for his actions during the Khmer Rouge rule, when more than two million Cambodians died. The book traces how the seeds of the Killing Fields were sown and what led one man to believe that mass killing was necessary for the greater good. Coauthor Sambath Thet, a Khmer Rouge survivor, shares his personal perspectives on the murderous regime and how some victims have managed to rebuild their lives. The stories of Nuon Chea and Sambath Thet collide when the two meet. While Thet holds Chea responsible for the death of his parents and brother, he strives for understanding over revenge in order to reveal the forces that destroyed his homeland in the name of creating utopia. In this age of suicide bombers and terror alerts, the world is still at a loss to comprehend the violence of zealots. Behind the Killing Fields bravely confronts this challenge in an exclusive portrait of one man's political madness and another's personal wisdom. Gina Chon is a reporter for the Wall Street Journal. Sambath Thet writes for the Phnom Penh Post
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CN8ML
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Chon, Gina
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Language note
In English
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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1968-
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Sambath Thet
Series statement
Pennsylvania studies in human rights
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  • Sambath, Thet
  • Pol Pot
  • Nuon Chea
  • Parti communiste du Kampuchea
  • Pol Pot
  • Nuon Chea
  • Parti communiste du Kampuchea
  • Genocide
  • Political atrocities
  • Cambodia
  • Cambodia
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • Politics and government
  • Genocide
  • Political atrocities
  • Cambodia
Label
Behind the killing fields : a Khmer Rouge leader and one of his victims, Gina Chon and Sambath Thet
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Publication
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OldControl:muse9780812201598
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not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 167-168) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
ocn794700581
Extent
1 online resource (178 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780812201598
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
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JSTOR
Other control number
  • 10.9783/9780812201598
  • 3155045
Other physical details
illustrations
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not applicable
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not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)794700581
Label
Behind the killing fields : a Khmer Rouge leader and one of his victims, Gina Chon and Sambath Thet
Publication
Note
OldControl:muse9780812201598
Antecedent source
not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 167-168) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
ocn794700581
Extent
1 online resource (178 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780812201598
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
  • 10.9783/9780812201598
  • 3155045
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)794700581

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