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Kirkus, February 15, 2011
“An excellent…account of a country whose historic poverty, exacerbated by the Vietnam War, remains remarkably unchanged.”
The Wall Street Journal, May 19, 2011
“Illuminating…Mr. Brinkley won the Pulitzer Prize in 1980 for covering Cambodian refugees, and he weaves the details of the nation's underbelly into a compelling argument, interviewing powerful figures and foreign officials involved in politics, courts, hospitals, land development, forests and schools.”
Good history but the writer is way to jaded about the potential of activists and opposition leaders to have a positive impact on the future of CambodiaPublished 1 month ago by Anna B
I've been to Cambodia several times. This has helped me understand the culture and I have a new appreciate or heart for the Cambodian people.Published 2 months ago by Nick Kolenda
I was surprised to learn that the majority of Cambodians are still struggling and suffering from the continuing plunder of their property and resources by those in power. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Robert W.
I received this item exactly as I wanted and in a timely fashion.Published 4 months ago by Jill D. Albritton
I currently live in the kingdom, enjoy it immensely though this book is an eye opener. On one hand very developed, but with a dark side to go with it. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Paul P
Great intro to the Cambodian history. Especially when you are there at the same time. Unfortunately, it is sad story. There is no light at the end of the tunnel. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Tomas Ricka
Well researched and written. Cambodia's history is more than just the Pol Pot/Khmer Rouge era, all of which must be understood in order to comprehend the horrors of the dark years... Read morePublished 6 months ago by D. Jacobo
This is only the second book I have read on Cambodia, but it has given me a lot of insight. Understandably so, the author is pessimistic about the current and future direction of... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Mark Rosen
If you can push thought the weeds of the sometimes wandering text, you'll be rewarded with enough evidence to formulate your opinions on Cambodia's chances to survive, succeed, or... Read morePublished 10 months ago by James Housego