Tuesday, February 10, 2009

The Stones Cry Out or Pilgrims Path

The Stones Cry Out: A Cambodian Childhood, 1975-1980

Author: Molyda Szymusiak

In 1975, Molyda Szymusiak (her adoptive name), the daughter of a high Cambodian official, was twelve years old and leading a relatively peaceful life in Phnom Penh. Suddenly, on April 17, Khme Rouge radicals seized the capital and drove all its inhabitants into the countryside. The chaos that followed has been widely publicized, most notably in the movie The Killing Fields. Murderous brutality coupled with raging famine caused the death of more than two million people, nearly a third of the population. This powerful memoir documents the horror Cambodians experienced in daily life.

From the start, the author kept her identity a secret, assuming a "revolutionary" name to avoid being branded as an aristocrat. Her father, mother, aunt, and uncle struggled to save the 20 members of their two families, but one by one they starved or were executed, until only Molyda and three younger cousins survived.

Table of Contents:
1The Exodus3
2Daughters of Pol Pot45
3The Agony87
4Time Worn Away141
5Wolves Among Themselves177
6Strangers in Our Own Land213
Epilogue: Orphans in Search of a Family239
Historical Note247

Interesting textbook: Global Competitiveness in the Pharmaceutical Industry or Business as Ethical and Business as Usual

Pilgrim's Path: Freemasonry and the Religious Right

Author: John J Robinson

It's a masterpiece...if you're interested in American Masonry and its impact on our country, this book is for you.--Brent Morris, The Scottish Rite Journal

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