9780719565694-0719565693-Pol Pot: The History of a Nightmare. Philip Short

Pol Pot: The History of a Nightmare. Philip Short

ISBN-13: 9780719565694
ISBN-10: 0719565693
Author: Short, Philip
Publication date: 2006
Publisher: John Murray Publishers
Format: Paperback 541 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780719565694
ISBN-10: 0719565693
Author: Short, Philip
Publication date: 2006
Publisher: John Murray Publishers
Format: Paperback 541 pages

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Acknowledged authors Short, Philip wrote Pol Pot: The History of a Nightmare. Philip Short comprising 541 pages back in 2006. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0719565693 and 9780719565694. Since then Pol Pot: The History of a Nightmare. Philip Short textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 1.45 or rent at the marketplace.

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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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