The Resource Lost Crusade : America's Secret Cambodian Mercenaries, Peter Scott

Lost Crusade : America's Secret Cambodian Mercenaries, Peter Scott

Label
Lost Crusade : America's Secret Cambodian Mercenaries
Title
Lost Crusade
Title remainder
America's Secret Cambodian Mercenaries
Statement of responsibility
Peter Scott
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
When Peter Scott began a 1968 tour in Vietnam advising ethnic Cambodian Khmer Krom paramilitaries, they shared only an earnest desire to check the spread of communism. It took nearly thirty years and a chance reunion for him to realize just how much they had become a part of him. Successfully blending intense combat narrative and stirring emotional drama, Scott vividly captures both the unique village culture of a little-known, highly spiritual people and their complex relationship with Special Forces soldiers, who found it increasingly difficult to match their charges' commitment to the costly conflict. Building on his experiences as a Phoenix Program adviser near the Cambodian border, extensive interviews with Khmer Krom survivors, hundreds of hours of research in government archives, and requests for Freedom of Information Act disclosures, Scott seamlessly reconstructs the six-thousand-strong mercenary force's final crusade against communism, beginning in their ancestral home in 1970 and ending on the U.S. West Coast in 1995
Cataloging source
RECBK
Dewey number
959.70438
Index
no index present
LC call number
DS559.5
LC item number
S368 2014
Literary form
unknown
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Label
Lost Crusade : America's Secret Cambodian Mercenaries, Peter Scott
Publication
Note
Title from resource description page (Recorded Books, viewed April 18, 2016)
Antecedent source
unknown
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn947057487
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781612511771
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Publisher number
EB00649365
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b30418240
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)947057487
  • pebc1612511775

Library Locations

    • Deakin University Library - Geelong Waurn Ponds CampusBorrow it
      75 Pigdons Road, Waurn Ponds, Victoria, 3216, AU
      -38.195656 144.304955
Processing Feedback ...