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Facing the Khmer Rouge: A Cambodian Journey
by Ronnie Yimsut
foreword by David P. Chandler
afterword by David Savin
Rutgers University Press, 2011
Paper: 978-0-8135-5152-4 | eISBN: 978-0-8135-7882-8 | Cloth: 978-0-8135-5151-7
Library of Congress Classification E184.K45Y56 2011
Dewey Decimal Classification 959.6042

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As a child growing up in Cambodia, Ronnie Yimsut played among the ruins of the Angkor Wat temples, surrounded by a close-knit community. As the Khmer Rouge gained power and began its genocidal reign of terror, his life became a nightmare. In this stunning memoir, Yimsut describes how, in the wake of death and destruction, he decides to live.


Escaping the turmoil of Cambodia, he makes a perilous journey through the jungle into Thailand, only to be sent to a notorious Thai prison. Fortunately, he is able to reach a refugee camp and ultimately migrate to the United States, where he attended the University of Oregon and became an influential leader in the community of Cambodian immigrants. Facing the Khmer Rouge shows Ronnie Yimsut’s personal quest to rehabilitate himself, make a new life in America, and then return to Cambodia to help rebuild the land of his birth.



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