To Destroy You is No Loss by JoAn D. Criddle

A documentary account of the treatment of Cambodians by the Khmer Rouge, written by a keen observor of character and events. Life changed radically for the 15-year-old narrator when the regime took control, turning lives and values upside down. Anyone with education was marked for death; the people of the cities were driven into the countryside to a life of forced agricultural labor under harsh conditions. Positions of responsibility were given to the uneducated and unskilled.

As a matter of survival, Teeda learned to hide any sign of her previous education and urban way of life. Although her father was killed, the rest of her family managed to stay together, and her close family relationships sustained Teeda throughout her adolescence. The story of her escape is suspenseful, and the book is sure to hold the interest of teenagers. A fine addition to collections of Southeast Asian history and biography, and a good focus for the study of values.

 

Book Details
Title: To Destroy You is No Loss: The Odyssey of a Cambodian Family
Author: JoAn D. Criddle
ISBN-10: 0871131161 - Hardcover
ISBN-10: 0963220519 - Paperback
ISBN-13: 978-0871131164 - Hardcover
ISBN-13: 978-0963220516 - Paperback
Publisher: Atlantic Monthly Press - Hardcover
Publisher: East/West Bridge - Paperback
Length: 293 pages
Language: English
Dimensions: 5.8 x 8.3 x 1.1 inches - Hardcover
Weight: 1 pound - Hardcover
Dimensions: 5.4 x 8.4 x 0.70 inches - Paperback
Weight: 13.6 ounces - Paperback

 

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