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Golden Bones: An Extraordinary Journey of a Cambodian man to the White House of the United States of America – Sichan Siv November 2, 2008

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[1]. Never give up hope, no matter what happens.  

[2]. 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.



To preorder copies of “Golden Bones: An Extraordinary Journey from Hell in Cambodia to a New Life in America” by Sichan Siv, please visit here

For press & media inquiries:

Contact: Campbell Wharton

Phone: (212) 207-7362      



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: former US ambassador to the United Nations



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.  



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


For further reading:

[1]. http://www.sichansiv.com/

[2]. http://www.amazon.com/Golden-Bones-Extraordinary-Journey-Cambodia/dp/0061340685

[3]. http://www.voanews.com/khmer/2008-05-16-voa1.cfm

[4]. http://www.nytimes.com/2008/04/26/opinion/26siv.html

[5]. http://rudytalk.typepad.com/rudytalk/2008/05/golden-bones.html

[6]. http://tour.national-caaba.org/special-speaker.php

[7]. http://media.www.daily49er.com/media/storage/paper1042/news/2008/04/14/News/Former.U.n.Ambassador.Speaks.At.Csulb-3322652.shtml




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