How Pol Pot Came to Power by Ben Kiernan

How did Pol Pot, a tyrant comparable to Hitler and Stalin in his brutality and contempt for human life, rise to power? This authoritative book explores what happened in Cambodia from 1930 to 1975, tracing the origins and trajectory of the Cambodian Communist movement and setting the ascension of Pol Pot's genocidal regime in the context of the conflict between colonialism and nationalism.

A new preface brings this edition up to date.

 

Book Details
Title: How Pol Pot Came to Power: Colonialism, Nationalism, and Communism in Cambodia, 1930–1975; Second Edition
Author: Ben Kiernan
ISBN-10: 0300102623
ISBN-13: 978-0300102628
Publisher: Yale University Press
Length: 488 pages
Language: English
Dimensions: 5.4 x 8.2 x 1.30 inches
Weight: 1.2 pounds

 

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