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Re: Books about Cambodia

Post by Username Taken » Mon Jan 08, 2018 3:37 pm

RELEASE DATE: 10 December 2017

TITLE: Mrenh Gongveal: Chasing the Elves of the Khmer
AUTHOR: Keith Kelly
ISBN: 978-0996135528
AVAILABILITY: Hardcover, Paperback, Kindle and NOOK.

Synopsis: A photo essay that delves into a common, but lesser understood, belief of the Cambodians. While learning about the culture and customs of Cambodia, Keith Kelly's adopted home of 10 years, he was especially fascinated by their folklore. One particular type of shrine dedicated to the Mrenh Gongveal, Elves of the Khmer, caught his imagination.

About the author: Keith Kelly was born and raised in Slidell, Louisiana, just across the Pontchartrain from New Orleans. He formerly worked in the fast-paced world of advertising at agencies, where he worked on highly successful tourism campaigns for both states. He currently works as a Freelance Art Director and Graphic Designer, and remains an avid dabbler in Photography and Illustration.

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Re: Books about Cambodia

Post by chorlton » Mon Jan 08, 2018 3:55 pm

interesting
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mrenh_kongveal

not hiding a pot of gold or granting 3 wishes if caught like their Irish relative
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leprechaun

fascinating how different cultures across the globe form such similar ideas of mythical things time & again over millennia
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Re: Books about Cambodia

Post by Username Taken » Sun Jan 14, 2018 4:36 pm

RELEASE DATE: 9 October 2017

TITLE: Crisis in Cambodia: The Backpacker Kidnap and the Fall of The Khmer Rouge
AUTHOR: Malcolm Scott
ISBN: 978-1549929526
AVAILABILITY: Paperback, Kindle and NOOK.

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Synopsis: The true story of three western backpackers who were taken hostage in Cambodia in 1994. The Cambodian governments failed rescue attempt eventually led to tragedy and brought about the fall of Pol Pot’s Khmer Rouge.
Three travellers were kidnapped while touring Cambodia after the train they were journeying on was ambushed by a twenty strong Khmer Rouge raiding party. The young men were Australian national David Wilson (29) British national Mark Slater (28) and French national Jean-Michel Braquet (27).

About the author: Malcolm Scott is an Australian Author screenwriter and blogger who lives in Southeast Asia. He has published two books with a Singapore based publishing house and he is now moving into self publishing with Crisis in Cambodia and Bali Belly.

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Re: Books about Cambodia

Post by that genius » Sun Jan 14, 2018 5:29 pm

Username Taken wrote:
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Synopsis: The true story of three western backpackers who were taken hostage in Cambodia in 1994. The Cambodian governments failed rescue attempt eventually led to tragedy and brought about the fall of Pol Pot’s Khmer Rouge.
Really? The Khmer Rouge fell because of 3 foreign backpackers?

How so?
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Re: Books about Cambodia

Post by Username Taken » Sun Jan 14, 2018 5:57 pm

that genius wrote:
Sun Jan 14, 2018 5:29 pm
Username Taken wrote:
Sun Jan 14, 2018 4:36 pm
Synopsis: The true story of three western backpackers who were taken hostage in Cambodia in 1994. The Cambodian governments failed rescue attempt eventually led to tragedy and brought about the fall of Pol Pot’s Khmer Rouge.
Really? The Khmer Rouge fell because of 3 foreign backpackers?

How so?
My thoughts exactly. Maybe you could contact the author.
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Re: Books about Cambodia

Post by that genius » Sun Jan 14, 2018 6:11 pm

No, I think most people will judge it on face value, I wouldn't touch it.
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Re: Books about Cambodia

Post by Moe » Wed Jan 17, 2018 8:06 am

Perhaps the original review was in a different language and this is merely a translation failure? Certainly a killer for sales potential.
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Re: Books about Cambodia

Post by Duncan » Wed Jan 17, 2018 8:45 am

that genius wrote:
Sun Jan 14, 2018 6:11 pm
No, I think most people will judge it on face value, I wouldn't touch it.

Just stick to reading Cambodian comics.

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Re: Books about Cambodia

Post by Username Taken » Thu Jan 18, 2018 3:45 pm

RELEASE DATE: 15 January 2018

TITLE: Khmer-English/English-Khmer Practical Dictionary
AUTHOR: Sou (Compiler)
ISBN: 978-0781813617
AVAILABILITY: Paperback.

Synopsis: Ideal for businesspeople, travelers, and students, this dictionary features over 18,000 word-to-word entries, including common words as well as technical, legal, business and locally-specific terms (key cities, foods, and cultural terms). Also included are guides to the Khmer alphabet and pronunciation, as well as a usage guide which outlines the parts of speech.

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Re: Books about Cambodia

Post by Username Taken » Fri Mar 09, 2018 1:38 pm

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Is the website yours Username Taken?
Yes it is.

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