Cambodia's Curse

Cambodia's Curse

The Modern History of A Troubled Land

Book - 2011
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Nobel Prize winning reporter Joel Brinkley illuminates the country, its people, and the deep historical roots of its modern-day behavior.
Publisher: New York : PublicAffairs, c2011
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781586487874
Characteristics: xix, 386 p. : ill. ; 25 cm


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Nov 23, 2016

It is not hard to understand why Joel won a Pulitzer for his reporting on Cambodia after reading this book.
I read it because I was extremely interested in Cambodia since I am going there in January and hope to live there a long time teaching English to adults.
The chapters have a heavily detailed news journalism flavor like reading a news magazine series.
It is very long 384 pages.
It is good writing absolutley; but in book form the information tends to get just too heavy and it goes on and on and wears out the reader. I never would have finished it if not for my strong interest in the subject.
Joel is a great journalist but he doesn't know how to trim down his material to make a GREAT non-fiction book.
If you are not extermely interested in Cambodia like me you will likely get tired of this book before you can finish it.

Aug 01, 2011

corruption and neglect in a country where the people have suffered too much for too long


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