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Author Riddle, Tom, author

Title Cambodia and the year of untac / Tom Riddle
Published Toronto : Guernica Editions, 2017


Description 1 online resource
Contents Intro; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction; Map of Cambodia; Map of Phnom Penh; 1. IT'S ALL FUN AND GAMES (March-May 1992); Welcome to Cambodia: Notes from March 1992; Settling In and Shipping Out; Hello Kampong Chhnang; Journey to Battambang and Banteay Meanchey; Hotel Life and Foreign Women; Mission Impossible to Siem Reap and Preah Vihear; 2. STOP MAKING SENSE (June-July, 1992); The Real Census of Cambodia; Why Communism Failed; Driving Rules and Traffic Safety in Phnom Penh; More on Missing Body Parts and Dining in the Capital
Office Life, Adultery, and the Thai LadyPeace and Coconuts; Then One day; Unusually Long Fingers; 3. HEATING UP (August 1992-January 1993); Big City Life; Getting Things Started with a Bang and a Perfect Model; Meeting Godzilla; Life During Registration; All This Time; Salt, Rice, and Video Tape; Becoming a Movie Star; The Republic of UNTAC and NGO Life; Falling; Rising; Going Places; I Spy; First God Created Cambodians; Registration Madness; The UN's Final Legacy; Landing the Space Shuttle With Count Dracula; New Heights; Purer Than Breast Milk; Major Thom
Pictures of Cambodia and the Year of UNTAC4. INTO THE FIRE (February-late May 1993); Once Upon a Time; Plastic Surgery; The War Continued With a Wife For the Night; A More Perfect Model and a Silly Law; The Meaning of Low Tech and the One Chance to Get It Right; Oh, Look at That; The Odd Bunch and Big Trouble in Siem Reap; Imagine a Polling Station; Flying by Night and Staking Out the Count; Down and Out in the Jungle; Act International; Sore Knees; Every Mother's Worst Nightmare; More on Death, Sex, and Scandal; We Were Okay; Soon Sex Was Going to Be Impossible; Romantic Good-bye; Night Life
May 16, 1993: More on the Election and Security5. LET'S VOTE ON IT (End of May-July 1993); Thai National Security (Monday, May 17); Their Most Likely Target; On Your Mark, Get Set ... ; She Had Finally Died; A Little Army; Meetings with Remarkable People; The Queen of Persia; How About That?; It Was Our Profit; Keeping Score; The Truth and Nothing But the Truth; Where's the Party?; The Playmate of the Month and Death or Suicide; 6. MOST LIKELY FAT AND HAPPY; Tribute to Gauguin; Mystical Transvestite; Beer, Salted Peanuts and "A Girl"; Fat and Happy; New Sheets on the Bed; Afterword
Appendix A: A few names and definitionsAppendix B: The 1900-year countdown to UNTAC; Sources; About the Author
Summary This is the untold story of what went on behind the scenes when the UN tried to manage free elections in Cambodia in the early 90s. Told with insight, humor, and a dash of romance, Cambodia and the Year of UNTAC staggers from adventure to adventure as the UN seeks to bring hope to a country reeling from war. With deep feelings for the Cambodian people, this true-life tale -- now in a new edition with additional photos and a special afterword -- brings to life what it was like to be part of the team that ended Cambodia's civil war and helped bring stability to that beautiful country
Notes Electronic book
Subject United Nations. Transitional Authority in Cambodia.
SUBJECT United Nations. Transitional Authority in Cambodia. fast (OCoLC)fst00695085
Subject Elections -- Cambodia
Politics and government.
SUBJECT Cambodia -- Politics and government -- 1975-1979.
Subject Cambodia.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9781771831840