Day 26 of the 30-Day Book MeMe. Wow these questions are getting hard! I’m having to dig deep to find the answers. Now let me see…..ah, I’ve got it! The Killing Fields by Christopher Hudson. The book is based on true facts – atrocities that occur during the early 1970s in Cambodia where the communist Khmer Rouge are trying to overthrow the American backed government of Lon Nol. Although I was a young adult during the time this happened, my husband was stationed in Germany and we didn’t see the terrible effects of Vietnam, even though many friends suffered and died. I read this book much later, but it brought the graphic horror of war to life and made me rethink the opinions I had previously entertained. The book isn’t “good” reading because it’s very graphic and hard to digest, but it definitely sheds light on the happenings in Cambodia and the Vietnam War.
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