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Pol Pot - The History of a Nightmare (Paperback, New ed)

Philip Short

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The definitive portrait of Pol Pot, the enigmatic man behind the most terrifying regime of modern times Pol Pot was an idealistic, reclusive figure with great charisma and personal charm. He initiated a revolution whose radical egalitarianism exceeded any other in history. But in the process, Cambodia desended into madness and his name became a byword for oppression. In the three-and-a-half years of his rule, more than a million people, a fifth of Cambodia's population, were executed or died from hunger and disease. A supposedly gentle, carefree land of slumbering temples and smiling peasants became a concentration camp of the mind, a slave state in which absolute obedience was enforced on the 'killing fields'. Why did it happen? How did an idealistic dream of justice and prosperity mutate into one of humanity's worst nightmares? Philip Short, the biographer of Mao, has spent four years travelling the length Cambodia, interviewing surviving leaders of Pol Pot's Khmer Rouge movement and sifting through previously closed archives. of lesser figures speak for the first time at length about their beliefs and motives.

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Imprint: John Murray Publishers Ltd
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Release date: June 2005
Authors: Philip Short
Dimensions: 199 x 128 x 37mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback
Pages: 541
Edition: New ed
ISBN-13: 978-0-7195-6569-4
Categories: Books > Language & Literature > Biography & autobiography
Books > Humanities > History
Books > Social sciences > Politics & government
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Books > Humanities > History > Australasian & Pacific history
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Books > Social sciences > Politics & government > Political control & freedoms > Political control & influence
Books > Humanities > History > World history > From 1900 > Postwar, from 1945
Books > Social sciences > Politics & government > Political control & freedoms > Political control & influence > Political oppression & persecution
Books > Social sciences > Politics & government > Political control & freedoms > Political control & influence > Political oppression & persecution > General
Books > History > Australasian & Pacific history
Books > History > Australasian & Pacific history > General
Books > History > World history
Books > History > World history > From 1900
Books > History > World history > From 1900 > Postwar, from 1945
Books > Biography > Historical, political & military
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LSN: 0-7195-6569-3
Barcode: 9780719565694

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