Survival in the Killing Fields, Paperback

Survival in the Killing Fields Paperback

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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.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 528 pages, photos
  • Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Autobiography: general
  • ISBN: 9781841197937



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!st book to ever get a 5 ! Loved this but not sure i should have done. Haing Ngor had such a dreadful early life but came through it bravely. Nothing but admiration. The film does it no justice whatsoever