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Cambodia Basics - 101 Tips by Kay McMahon

This short book consists of a large collection of tips (more than just 101) to help visitors to Cambodia find their feet on arrival.
The author has lived in Asia since 1989 and has been visiting Cambodia since 2006. This book is based on her personal experience and on-the-ground research.

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Aid Dependence in Cambodia by Sophal Ear

International intervention liberated Cambodia from pariah state status in the early 1990s and laid the foundations for more peaceful, representative rule. Yet the country's social indicators and the integrity of its political institutions declined rapidly within a few short years, while inequality grew dramatically. Conducting an unflinching investigation into these developments, Sophal Ear reveals the pernicious effects of aid dependence and its perversion of Cambodian democracy.

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Live to Tell by Sonita Zainal

Live to Tell is a gripping testimony from Sonita Zainal of bone true facts and emotional recollections; designed to show the world how even when only a young girl, from age five; for four years, with amazing grit and determination, she could endure and survive the horrendous Pol Pot’s Khmer Rouge regime in Cambodia – eventually escaping through jungle infested landmines to United Nations refugee camps in Thailand.

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Cambodia Now by Karen J. Coates

Cambodia has never recovered from its Khmer Rouge past - the genocidal regime of 1975-1979 and the following two decades of civil war ripped the country apart. This work examines Cambodian life in the aftermath, focusing on Khmer people of all walks of life and examining through their eyes key facets of Cambodian society, including the ancient Angkor legacy, relations with neighboring countries (particularly the strained ones with the Vietnamese), emerging democracy, psychology, violence, health, family, poverty, the environment, and the nation's future.

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Cambodia Uncensored by Alvin Kim

Ever read a tourist guide book and think that they don't give you the full story? Do you wonder what Cambodia is really like? Author Alvin Kim will take you through Cambodia with hilarious, horrifying, and humbling stories from his month-long trip through the Kingdom of Wonder. From braving the bathrooms of the countryside and fighting off beggars to eating at a restaurant run by the North Korean government, each story paints a picture of a Cambodia never seen in guide books. Where other books stop, Cambodia: Uncensored begins.

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One Night In Poipet by Richard Cranor and Kristina Rogers

A backpacker recounts a harrowing encounter with human traffickers in a remote Cambodian border town.
In 2010, after surviving Stage 3 testicular cancer, divorce, job loss, and a whole host of other life difficulties, Richard Cranor traveled to Southeast Asia hoping to find some much needed rest and soul searching.

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A Dragon Apparent by Norman Lewis

Originally published in 1951, it is said that A Dragon Apparent inspired Graham Greene to go to Vietnam and write The Quiet American. Norman Lewis traveled in Indo-China during the precarious last years of the French colonial regime. Much of the charm and grandeur of the ancient native civilizations survived until the devastation of the Vietnam War.

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Cambodia, 1975-1978 by Karl D. Jackson

One of the most devastating periods in twentieth-century history was the rule of Pol Pot and the Khmer Rouge over Cambodia. From April 1975 to the beginning of the Vietnamese occupation in late December 1978, the country underwent perhaps the most violent and far-reaching of all modern revolutions. These six essays search for what can be explained in the ultimately inexplicable evils perpetrated by the Khmer Rouge. Accompanying them is a photo essay that provides shocking visual evidence of the tragedy of Cambodia's autogenocide.

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