Alive in the Killing Fields Surviving the Khmer Rouge Genocide

ISBN-10: 142630515X
ISBN-13: 9781426305153
Edition: 2009
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Description: Alive in the Killing Fieldsis the real-life memoir of Nawuth Keat, a man who survived the horrors of war-torn Cambodia. He has now broken a longtime silence in the hope that telling the truth about what happened to his people and his country will  More...

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Book details

List price: $15.95
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: National Geographic Society
Publication date: 10/13/2009
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 128
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.594

Alive in the Killing Fieldsis the real-life memoir of Nawuth Keat, a man who survived the horrors of war-torn Cambodia. He has now broken a longtime silence in the hope that telling the truth about what happened to his people and his country will spare future generations from similar tragedy. In this captivating memoir, a young Nawuth defies the odds and survives the invasion of his homeland by the Khmer Rouge. Under the brutal reign of the dictator Pol Pot, he loses his parents, young sister, and other members of his family. After his hometown of Salatrave was overrun, Nawuth and his remaining relatives are eventually captured and enslaved by Khmer Rouge fighters. They endure physical abuse, hunger, and inhumane living conditions. But through it all, their sense of family holds them together, giving them the strength to persevere through a time when any assertion of identity is punishable by death. Nawuth's story of survival and escape from the Killing Fields of Cambodia is also a message of hope; an inspiration to children whose worlds have been darkened by hardship and separation from loved ones. This story provides a timeless lesson in the value of human dignity and freedom for readers of all ages.

Preface
"You're Lucky"
From Student Td Slave
The Jungle
Jail Without Walls
Hunger
Survival
Crossfire
Escaping The Khmer Rouge
In The City
Walking
Waiting
Flight To Freedom
Afterword

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