The Pol Pot Regime
Race, Power, and Genocide in Cambodia Under the Khmer Rouge, 1975-79 3rd Revised edition
By (author) Ben Kiernan
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Pol Pot Regime by Ben Kiernan
Book DescriptionThe Khmer Rouge revolution turned Cambodia into grisly killing fields, as the Pol Pot regime murdered or starved to death a million and a half of Cambodia's eight million inhabitants. This book - the first comprehensive study of the Pol Pot regime - describes the violent origins, social context, and course of the revolution, providing a new answer to the question of why a group of Cambodian intellectuals imposed genocide on their own country.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780300144345
(197mm x 127mm x 38mm)
Imprint: Yale University Press
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publish Date: 15-Jul-2008
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Ben Kiernan
Blood and Soil, Paperback (March 2009)
Presents the global history of genocide and extermination from ancient times. This book examines outbreaks of mass violence from the classical era to the present, focusing on colonial exterminations and 20th-century case studies including the Armenian genocide, the Nazi Holocaust, Stalin's mass murders, and the Cambodian and Rwandan genocides.
How Pol Pot Came to Power, Paperback (September 2004)
How did Pol Pot, a tyrant comparable to Hitler and Stalin in his brutality and contempt for human life, rise to power? This book explores what happened in Cambodia from 1930 to 1975, tracing the origins and trajectory of the Cambodian Communist movement and the ascension of Pol Pot's genocidal regime. Updated with new preface.
Specter of Genocide, Paperback (July 2003)» View all books by Ben Kiernan
Offers an up-to-date, comprehensive history and analyses of multiple cases of genocide and genocidal acts.
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Author Biography - Ben Kiernan
Ben Kiernan is the A. Whitney Griswold Professor of History, professor of international and area studies, and the founding director of the Genocide Studies Program at Yale University (www.yale.edu/gsp). His other books include Blood and Soil: A World History of Genocide and Extermination from Sparta to Darfur and How Pol Pot Came to Power: Colonialism, Nationalism, and Communism in Cambodia, 1930--1975, published by Yale University Press.
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