First They Killed My Father by Loung Ung

One of seven children of a high-ranking government official, Loung Ung lived a privileged life in the Cambodian capital of Phnom Penh until the age of five. Then, in April 1975, Pol Pot's Khmer Rouge army stormed into the city, forcing Ung's family to flee and, eventually, to disperse.

Loung was trained as a child soldier in a work camp for orphans, her siblings were sent to labor camps, and those who survived the horrors would not be reunited until the Khmer Rouge was destroyed.
Harrowing yet hopeful, Loung's powerful story is an unforgettable account of a family shaken and shattered, yet miraculously sustained by courage and love in the face of unspeakable brutality.

 

Book Details
Title: First They Killed My Father: A Daughter of Cambodia Remembers
Author: Loung Ung
ISBN-10: 0756984823
ISBN-13: 978-0756984823
Publisher: Perfection Learning
Length: 238 pages
Language: English
Dimensions: 5.2 x 7.7 x 1 inches
Weight: 1.1 pounds (Hardcover)
Weight: 9.1 ounces (Paperback)
File Size (Kindle): 1053 KB

 

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