Cambodia's Curse: The Modern History of a Troubled Land

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PublicAffairs, 2011 M04 12 - 416 páginas
A Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist describes how Cambodia emerged from the harrowing years when a quarter of its population perished under the Khmer Rouge.

A generation after genocide, Cambodia seemed on the surface to have overcome its history--the streets of Phnom Penh were paved; skyscrapers dotted the skyline. But under this façade lies a country still haunted by its years of terror.

Although the international community tried to rebuild Cambodia and introduce democracy in the 1990s, in the country remained in the grip of a venal government. Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Joel Brinkley learned that almost a half of Cambodianswho lived through the Khmer Rouge era suffered from P.T.S.D.--and had passed their trauma to the next generation. His extensive close-up reporting in Cambodia's Curse illuminates the country, its people, and the deep historical roots of its modern-day behavior.
 

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Great book, providing a high level overview of Cambodia. From the rise of Pol Pot and the Khmer Rouge, to Vietnam taking over the country in 1979, to the UN getting involved. The primary focus of the ... Leer comentario completo

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Cambodia - one of the worst suffering lands in Asia, comparable in some areas only to Burma or North Korea. The author does a good job at chronicling the sufferings of the people - corruption, famine ... Leer comentario completo

Contenido

INTRODUCTION
3
CHAPTER ONE
17
CHAPTER TWO
33
CHAPTER THREE
53
CHAPTER FOUR
69
CHAPTER FIVE
87
CHAPTER SIX
105
CHAPTER SEVEN
133
CHAPTER THIRTEEN
245
CHAPTER FOURTEEN
265
CHAPTER FIFTEEN
287
CHAPTER SIXTEEN
311
CHAPTER SEVENTEEN
337
EPILOGUE
347
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
359
NOTES
361

CHAPTER EIGHT
155
CHAPTER NINE
171
CHAPTER TEN
189
CHAPTER ELEVEN
207
CHAPTER TWELVE
221
BIBLIOGRAPHY
367
INDEX
369
ABOUT THE AUTHOR AND PHOTOGRAPHER
385
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Joel Brinkley, a professor of journalism at Stanford University, is a twenty-three-year veteran of the New York Times. He has worked in more than fifty nations and writes a nationally syndicated op-ed column on foreign policy. He won the Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting in 1980 and was twice a finalist for an investigative reporting Pulitzer in the following years. This is his fifth book.

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