Golden Bones: An Extraordinary Journey of a Cambodian man to the White House of the United States of America – Sichan Siv November 2, 2008Posted by chandrapong007 in Cambodia.
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. Never give up hope, no matter what happens.
. My life is not the traditional path. You don’t start in the Killing Fields and end up in the White House.
― Former United States ambassador to the United Nations, Sichan Siv
“GOLDEN BONES” is a human story. It recounts my journey from humble beginnings in a sleepy village in Cambodia to the corridors of power in Washington, DC. It is about an extraordinary escape from hell in Cambodia; an American journey from apple orchards to the White House; a timeless and universal tale of love, dreams, hope, and freedom. This is the unique history of two lands: opposite sides of the earth; two cultures: ancient and modern; two nations: weak and strong; two societies: poor and rich. It is the true story of one mother’s love and sacrifice, of her son’s hope and struggle for survival, and his life between these different worlds.
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Sichan Siv & the 41th US president George W.H. Bush
Sichan Siv & the 65th United States Secretary of State Colin Luther Powell
Sichan Siv & the 66th United States Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice
Sichan Siv & the former Martha Pattillo of Pampa, Texas (Siv’s wife)
Sichan Siv & Cambodian village boys @ Kingdom of Cambodia
Sichan Siv, former US ambassador to the United Nations, is the only official in the US government who was born in Cambodia, and he has held a high ranking position at the White House, in the office of the 41st US president.
About SICHAN SIV:
2006-Present: International Consultant, San Antonio
2001-2006: U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, Economic and Social Council, New York
1997-2001: Managing Director, Hayes & Co., Washington
1995-1997: Financial Adviser, Prudential Securities, Washington
1993-1995: Managing Director, Commonwealth Associates, New York
1992-1993: Deputy Assistant Secretary, U.S. Department of State, Washington
1989-1992: Deputy Assistant to the President, the White House, Washington
1987-1989: Manager, Institute of International Education, New York
1983-1987: Adviser, Cambodian Delegation to the United Nations, New York
1977-1983: Statistician, Lower Eastside Service Center, Staff Officer at Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service, Management Associate at Marine Midland Bank and Finance Officer at the Episcopal Church, New York.
1976-1977: Apple picker, fry cook and taxi driver
1975-1976: Prisoner in forced labor camps under Khmer Rouge
1972-1975: University of Phnom Penh studying education, law and English
1969-1973: CARE’s Program Associate in Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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