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Pol Pot : anatomy of a nightmare

Author: Philip Short
Publisher: New York, New York : Henry Holt, 2006. ©2006
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : First Holt paperbacks editionView all editions and formats
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Observing Pol Pot at close quarters during the one and only official visit he ever made abroad, to China in 1975, Philip Short was struck by the Cambodian leader's charm and charisma. Yet Pol Pot's utopian experiments in social engineering would result in the death of one in every five Cambodians--more than a million people. How did an idealistic dream of justice and prosperity mutate into one of humanity's worst  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
History
Biography
biografi
Named Person: Pol Pot.; Pol Pot.; Pol Pot.
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Philip Short
ISBN: 9780805080063 0805080066
OCLC Number: 149494871
Notes: "A John Macrae book."
Description: xv, 537 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Acknowledgments --
List of illustrations --
Note on pronunciation --
Maps --
Sar ---
City of light ---
Initiation to the Maquis ---
Cambodian realities ---
Germinal ---
Sudden death of reason ---
Fires of purgation ---
Men in black ---
Future perfect ---
Model for the world ---
Stalin's microbes --
Utopia disbound --
Afterword --
Dramatis personae --
Notes and sources --
Index.
Other Titles: Anatomy of a nightmare
Responsibility: Philip Short.
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Observing Pol Pot at close quarters during the one and only official visit he ever made abroad, to China in 1975, Philip Short was struck by the Cambodian leader's charm and charisma. Yet Pol Pot's utopian experiments in social engineering would result in the death of one in every five Cambodians--more than a million people. How did an idealistic dream of justice and prosperity mutate into one of humanity's worst nightmares? To answer these questions, Short traveled through Cambodia, interviewing former Khmer Rouge leaders and sifting through previously closed archives around the world. Key figures, including Khieu Samphan and Ieng Sary, Pol's brother-in-law and foreign minister, speak here for the first time. -- Publisher description.

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