Murder of a Gentle Land

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Murder of a Gentle Land

By John Barron and Anthony Paul
Reader's Digest Press, 1977
240 pp.

Based on interviews with nearly 300 Cambodian refugees, this account describes in chilling detail the murder of Cambodia by the Khmer Rouge. It concludes that more than 1,200,000 men, women and children died as a consequence of the actions taken by the Communists after they assumed power in April, 1975. Cambodia today is a land without universities, without cities, commerce, art, music, literature, science or hope. And, as one young refugee said, "There is no love anywhere."

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