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The Resource The gate, François Bizot ; translated from the French by Euan Cameron ; with a foreword by John Le Carré, (electronic resource)

The gate, François Bizot ; translated from the French by Euan Cameron ; with a foreword by John Le Carré, (electronic resource)

Label
The gate
Title
The gate
Statement of responsibility
François Bizot ; translated from the French by Euan Cameron ; with a foreword by John Le Carré
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Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
"A literary and historical tour de force: what one man saw and did in a land of pristine beauty on the eve of one of the twentieth century's most barbaric spectacles." "In 1971, Francois Bizot was a young French scholar of Khmer pottery and Buddhist ritual working in rural Cambodia. Now, more than thirty years later, he has summoned up the unbearable memory of that moment, letting us see as never before those years leading inexorably to genocide. Perfectly recalled, indelibly written, The Gate recounts the nightmare of Bizot's arrest and captivity on suspicion of being an American spy, and his nearly miraculous survival as the only Westerner ever to escape a Khmer Rouge prison. It is the story, as well, of Bizot's unlikely friendship with his captor, Douch - a figure today better remembered as a ruthless perpetrator of the then-looming terror, about which Bizot tried, without success, to warn his government." "Bizot's experience to that point would itself have merited report. But upon his return to Cambodia four years later, chance ordained a second remarkable act in this drama. As the sole individual fluent in both French and Khmer, Bizot found himself playing the intermediary in a surreal standoff when the Communist-backed guerillas now ascendant, laid siege to the French Embassy compound in Phnom Penh. Finally it would fall to Bizot to lead the desperate retreat of the colonial population: here he recounts how he helped the remaining Westerners - and any Cambodians he could - to escape the doomed capital."--BOOK JACKET
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Cataloging source
TEFOD
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Bizot, François
Dewey number
959.604
Index
no index present
LC call number
DS554.8
LC item number
.B6513 2010eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Cameron, Euan.
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  • Bizot, François
  • Bizot, François
  • Communism
  • Political atrocities
  • Cambodia
  • Cambodia
  • Cambodia
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The gate, François Bizot ; translated from the French by Euan Cameron ; with a foreword by John Le Carré, (electronic resource)
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unknown
Color
multicolored
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (253 p.)
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780307428653
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
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unknown
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
7EBA99BB-A7DB-46F4-BDFB-FB3F5C1C3387
System control number
  • 1979872
  • 1979872
  • (OCoLC)681406209
  • (OCoLC)ocn681406209
  • 1979872
Label
The gate, François Bizot ; translated from the French by Euan Cameron ; with a foreword by John Le Carré, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Color
multicolored
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (253 p.)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780307428653
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Level of compression
unknown
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
7EBA99BB-A7DB-46F4-BDFB-FB3F5C1C3387
System control number
  • 1979872
  • 1979872
  • (OCoLC)681406209
  • (OCoLC)ocn681406209
  • 1979872

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