Cambodia, 1975-1978 by Karl D. Jackson

One of the most devastating periods in twentieth-century history was the rule of Pol Pot and the Khmer Rouge over Cambodia. From April 1975 to the beginning of the Vietnamese occupation in late December 1978, the country underwent perhaps the most violent and far-reaching of all modern revolutions. These six essays search for what can be explained in the ultimately inexplicable evils perpetrated by the Khmer Rouge. Accompanying them is a photo essay that provides shocking visual evidence of the tragedy of Cambodia's autogenocide.

"The most important examination of the subject so far.... Without in any way denying the horror and brutality of the Khmers Rouges, the essays adopt a principle of detached analysis which makes their conclusion far more significant and convincing than the superficial images emanating from the television or cinema screen." --Ralph Smith, The Times Literary Supplement

"A book that belongs on the shelf of every scholar interested in Cambodia, revolution, or communism.... Answers to questions such as `What effect did Khmer society have on the reign of the Khmer Rouge?' focus on understanding, rather than merely describing." --Randall Scott Clemons, Perspectives on Political Science

Book Details
Title: Cambodia, 1975-1978
Author: Karl D. Jackson
ISBN-10: 0691078076 Hardcover
ISBN-10: 069102541X Paperback
ISBN-13: 978-0691078076 Hardcover
ISBN-13: 978-0691025414 Paperback
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Length: 360 pages
Language: English
Dimensions: 6.5 x 9.8 x 1 inches - Hardcover
Weight: 1.6 pounds - Hardcover
Dimensions: 6 x 9 x 0.9 inches -Paperback
Weight: 1.1 pounds - Paperback
File Size (Kindle): 2692 KB


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