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Kiernan, Ben
The Pol Pot regime : race, power, and genocide in Cambodia under the Khmer Rouge, 1975-79 / Ben Kiernan
Alternate Title Race, power, and genocide in Cambodia under the Khmer Rouge, 1975-79
3rd ed
New Haven [Conn.] : Yale University Press, 2008
book jacket
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 3rd Floor  DS554.8 .K584 2008    AVAILABLE
Subject Cambodia -- Politics and government -- 1975-1979
Subject(s) Communism -- Cambodia
Political atrocities -- Cambodia
Genocide -- Cambodia
Subject Parti communiste du Kampuchea
Pol Pot
Physical Description xxxix, 477 p. : ill., maps ; 20 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 467-469) and index
Summary This edition of Ben Kiernan's account of the Cambodian revolution and genocide includes a new preface that takes the story up to 2008 and the UN-sponsored Khmer Rouge tribunal. Kiernan's other books include 'Blood and Soil: A World History of Genocide and Extermination from Sparta to Darfur' and 'How Pol Pot Came to Power'
Contents Introduction: the making of the 1975 Khmer Rouge victory -- Cleansing the cities: the quest for total power -- Cleansing the countryside: race, power, and the party, 1973-75 -- Cleansing the frontiers: neighbors, friends, and enemies, 1975-76 -- An indentured agrarian state, 1975-77 (I): the base areas - the Southwest and the East -- An indentured agrarian state, 1975-77 (II): peasants and deportees in the Northwest -- Ethnic cleansing: the CPK and Cambodia's minorities, 1975-77 -- Power politics, 1976-77 -- Foreign relations, 1977-78: warfare, weapons, and wildlife -- "Thunder without rain": race and power in Cambodia, 1978 -- The end of the Pol Pot regime

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