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characters To Destroy You Is No Loss The Odyssey of a Cambodian Family 107 This amazing book was written by California author Joan Criddle who has done a remarkable job in simulating the words of a Cambodian American Silicon Valley computer programmer Teeda Butt Mam the daughter of a Lon Nol minor government official When Phnom Pehn fell Teeda was fifteen years old and attending an English school in the city As a pampered child of a well to do urban family she was not prepared to endure the hardships and the horrors which she would soon be forced to experienceUpon the defeat of the Lon Nol Khmer Republic Pol Pot founded Democratic Kampuchea and launched the economic plan of his French trained associate Khieu Samphan who held that land was the source of all wealth Khieu spurn. This was a thoroughly fascinating book and by far the best personal account of survival during the Pol Pot regime that I have read Of the other 12 first person stories that I ve finished in the past year only this book really attempted to put the survivor s experience into historical and cultural context explaining some of the history and background to the Khmer Rouge nightmare and helping the reader understand how Khmer culture devolved during the communist nightmare her portrayal of how Khmer marriage customs changed is particularly interesting Teeda s experiences are not as harsh as Molyda Szymusiak s The Stones Cry Out A Cambodian Childhood 1975 1980 or Laurence Pic s Beyond the Horizon Five Years With the Khmer Rouge but she managed to avoid death and severe privation through keen observation of what the Khmer Rouge considered worthy and what they punished Perhaps the worst experience Teeda describes comes after her escape to the Thai border when she and her family are pushed into a minefield by Thai soldiers at the infamous Preah Vihear forced repatriation the clearest and most detailed account of this incident that I ve encountered The author Joan Criddle must have done significant amounts of research in writing this book at a time when relatively little information on the Khmer Rouge was in print but it is all presented in a literate and very readable style in the context of Teeda s tale I d rate this book above many other Khmer Rouge survival stories although Chanrithy Him s When Broken Glass Floats Growing Up Under the Khmer Rouge is also very worthwhile It certainly eclipses badly edited works such as Escape from the Killing Fields One Girl Who Survived the Cambodian Holocaust The Price We Paid A Life Experience in the Khmer Rouge Regime and The Death and Life of Dith Pran Saga of Recluce Books 6 9 The Saga of Recluce #6 9 in simulating the words of a Cambodian American Silicon Valley computer programmer Teeda Butt Mam the daughter of a Lon Nol minor government official When Phnom Pehn fell Teeda was fifteen years old and attending an English school خاطرات و اسناد ناصر دفتر رواییانقلاب مشروطیت، نهضت جنگل، وقایع سیاسی و اجتماعی خلخال in the city As a pampered child of a well to do urban family she was not prepared to endure the hardships and the horrors which she would soon be forced to experienceUpon the defeat of the Lon Nol Khmer Republic Pol Pot founded Democratic Kampuchea and launched the economic plan of his French trained associate Khieu Samphan who held that land was the source of all wealth Khieu spurn. 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characters To Destroy You Is No Loss The Odyssey of a Cambodian Family 107 Ntry Khieu’s plan was designed to be put into effect with “ruthless force” And it wasAs terrible as horrible as depressing as it is to learn how political and economic extremism can distort human perception and turn men into beasts Teeda’s story is at the same time absorbing edifying and ennobling even hopeful She and her family are exemplars of human courage determination and resourcefulness After four years spent in slave labor and another year in a frustrating attempt to escape with her family to the United States their spirit of liberty was never crushed If their destruction was “no loss” to the Khmer Rouge their preservation has been a decided gain for the citizenry of the United Stat. I almost have no words to describe my dismay and incredulity at the events outlined in this book Around the time I was born in America Cambodians were undergoing a a mass genocide at the hands of ideological communists whose ignorant demagoguery nearly destroyed an entire culture and people all in the name of euality To uote the narrator The communists promised euality Indeed we were rapidly becoming eual Eually hungry Eually homeless Eually fearful Told from the perspective of 15 year old Teeda she outlines the fall of her city their expulsion to work in villages the slave labor the rounding up of the educated beautiful wealthy or those who had any sort of training or position before the takeover and the slaughter of them and their families The lies the manipulation the hours long brainwashing sessions each night after working 14 hour days to raise rice that was then taken from them Their escape to Taiwan and then their forced return to Cambodia hurled over a cliff with thousands of others right into minefields by Taiwanese soldiers and their eventual and perilous journey to freedom It is after reading books like this that I can t help but realize just how much I take for granted also how naive we are to think that nothing like this could happen again We must defend freedom now before it gets to the point where history repeats itself It s repeated itself many times since then in Rwanda in Syria and in other parts of the world it s only a matter of time before it reaches our doorsteps This is a must read for everyone We need to know about these historical events Ninja Innovation into effect with “ruthless force” And How to Analyze People: Mastery Edition - How to Master Reading Anyone Instantly Using Body Language, Human Psychology and Personality Types (How to Analyze People Series Book 2) it wasAs terrible as horrible as depressing as Vingt Ans et des poussières it Esquecidos por Deus: Monstros no mundo europeu e ibero-americano, seculos XVI-XVIII is to learn how political and economic extremism can distort human perception and turn men Wales in the Early Middle Ages Studies in the Early History of Britain into beasts Teeda’s story Das Gilgamesch Epos Der älteste überlieferte Mythos der Geschichte is at the same time absorbing edifying and ennobling even hopeful She and her family are exemplars of human courage determination and resourcefulness After four years spent Amandas Assignment in slave labor and another year The Lone Footprint (A Kay Tracey Mystery, #15) in a frustrating attempt to escape with her family to the United States their spirit of liberty was never crushed If their destruction was “no loss” to the Khmer Rouge their preservation has been a decided gain for the citizenry of the United Stat. 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characters To Destroy You Is No Loss The Odyssey of a Cambodian Family 107 Ed technological and industrial development According to him only agricultural abundance and high prices for agricultural products could create economic prosperity He viewed the Cambodian peasant as a “natural man” whose knowledge of agriculture was a sufficient education for anyone if supplemented with an elementary knowledge of reading writing and arithmetic He also believed that educated urbanites had been so corrupted by Western ideas and values that they were a “useless” entity in the economic body unless they could be successfully re educated brainwashed and transformed into ideologically correct peasants; otherwise he believed they should be destroyed not being any “loss” to the cou. This book was intense And really good And mind blowing Its not the most well written thing you ll read this year but it is straightforward in its retelling of the true story of a young woman and her family who lived through the rise and fall of Pol Pot s Cambodian regime Khmer Rouge in the 1970 s I found the story truly compelling and could hardly put it down I was fascinated not only by how Teeda and her family survived but also by learning how the Khmer Rouge came into power and kept that power truly sickening Should you read this book Yes The Secret of Happy Parents: How to Stay in Love as a Couple and True to Yourself industrial development According to him only agricultural abundance and high prices for agricultural products could create economic prosperity He viewed the Cambodian peasant as a “natural man” whose knowledge of agriculture was a sufficient education for anyone De Cómo Romeo se transó a Julieta if supplemented with an elementary knowledge of reading writing and arithmetic He also believed that educated urbanites had been so corrupted by Western Man of Honour John MacArthur Duellist Rebel Founding Father ideas and values that they were a “useless” entity Saga of Recluce Books 6 9 The Saga of Recluce #6 9 in the economic body unless they could be successfully re educated brainwashed and transformed خاطرات و اسناد ناصر دفتر رواییانقلاب مشروطیت، نهضت جنگل، وقایع سیاسی و اجتماعی خلخال into Little Box of Style ideologically correct peasants; otherwise he believed they should be destroyed not being any “loss” to the cou. This book was The Enthusiastic Amateur intense And really good And mind blowing Its not the most well written thing you ll read this year but Black Blade\Angel Eyes it The Toybag Guide to Canes and Caning Toybag Guide is straightforward The Whispering Room Jane Hawk #2 in From Trauma to Enlightenment self therapy in twelve steps its retelling of the true story of a young woman and her family who lived through the rise and fall of Pol Pot s Cambodian regime Khmer Rouge The Arabs in the 1970 s I found the story truly compelling and could hardly put Surfeit of Lampreys; Death and the Dancing Footman; The Colour Scheme it down I was fascinated not only by how Teeda and her family survived but also by learning how the Khmer Rouge came The Pulse Of Danger into power and kept that power truly sickening Should you read this book Yes

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  • To Destroy You Is No Loss The Odyssey of a Cambodian Family
  • Joan D. Criddle
  • English
  • 03 August 2020
  • 9780963220516