Sideshow: Kissinger, Nixon and the Destruction of Cambodia

Sideshow: Kissinger, Nixon and the Destruction of Cambodia

by William Shawcross
     
 

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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

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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.

Editorial Reviews

The New York Review Of Books
Sideshow is both masterly and horrifying.... It presents hard and irrefutable evidence.... should be compulsory reading!
The Boston Globe
Remarkable and compelling…. First and foremost an American political thriller.... where American officials spied on each other, lied to each other and falsified reports.... ALL TOO REAL.
The New York Times
Sideshow excels.... It has the sweep and shadows of a spy novel as it portrays the surreal world of power, severed from morality.
Library Journal
Shawcross's 1979 volume is still one of the best on the Vietnam debacle. This revised edition is all the better. (LJ (4/1/03) Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780815412243
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
09/01/2002
Edition description:
Revised Edition
Pages:
542
Sales rank:
618,821
Product dimensions:
6.18(w) x 8.94(h) x 1.21(d)

Meet the Author

William Shawcross, the author of Deliver Us from Evil, lives in London.

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