Although there are many books and films dealing with the Vietnam War, Sideshow tells the truth about America's secret and illegal war with Cambodia from 1969 to 1973. William Shawcross interviewed hundreds of people of all nationalities, including cabinet ministers, military men, and civil servants, and extensively researched U.S. Government documents. This full-scale investigation—with material new to this edition—exposes how Kissinger and Nixon treated Cambodia as a sideshow.
Although the president and his assistant claimed that a secret bombing campaign in Cambodia was necessary to eliminate North Vietnamese soldiers who were attacking American troops across the border, Shawcross maintains that the bombings only spread the conflict, but led to the rise of the Khmer Rouge and the subsequent massacre of a third of Cambodia's population.
|Title:||Sideshow: Kissinger, Nixon, and the Destruction of Cambodia|
|Publisher:||Simon & Schuster|
|Dimensions:||6.3 x 9.5 x 1.60 inches - Hardcover|
|Weight:||2 pounds - Hardcover|
|Dimensions:||6.2 x 8.9 x 1.20 inches - Paperback|
|Weight:||1.6 pounds - Paperback|
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