When The War Was Over: Cambodia And The Khmer Rouge Revolution, Revised Edition / Edition 1

When The War Was Over: Cambodia And The Khmer Rouge Revolution, Revised Edition / Edition 1

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by Elizabeth Becker
     
 

ISBN-10: 1891620002

ISBN-13: 9781891620003

Pub. Date: 11/10/1998

Publisher: PublicAffairs


Award-winning journalist Elizabeth Becker started covering Cambodia in 1973 for The Washington Post, when the country was perceived as little more than a footnote to the Vietnam War. Then, with the rise of the Khmer Rouge in 1975 came the closing of the border and a systematic reorganization of Cambodian society. Everyone was sent from the towns and cities…  See more details below

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Award-winning journalist Elizabeth Becker started covering Cambodia in 1973 for The Washington Post, when the country was perceived as little more than a footnote to the Vietnam War. Then, with the rise of the Khmer Rouge in 1975 came the closing of the border and a systematic reorganization of Cambodian society. Everyone was sent from the towns and cities to the countryside, where they were forced to labor endlessly in the fields. The intelligentsia were brutally exterminated, and torture, terror, and death became routine. Ultimately, almost two million people—nearly a quarter of the population—were killed in what was one of this century's worst crimes against humanity.When the War Was Over is Elizabeth Becker's masterful account of the Cambodian nightmare. Encompassing the era of French colonialism and the revival of Cambodian nationalism; 1950s Paris, where Khmer Rouge leader Pol Pot received his political education; the killing fields of Cambodia; government chambers in Washington, Paris, Moscow, Beijing, Hanoi, and Phnom Penh; and the death of Pol Pot in 1998; this is a book of epic vision and staggering power. Merging original historical research with the many voices of those who lived through the times and exclusive interviews with every Cambodian leader of the past quarter century, When the War Was Over illuminates the darkness of Cambodia with the intensity of a bolt of lightning.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781891620003
Publisher:
PublicAffairs
Publication date:
11/10/1998
Edition description:
REVISED
Pages:
632
Sales rank:
678,690
Product dimensions:
1.41(w) x 5.50(h) x 8.50(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
1Distant Followers1
2The Birth of Modern Cambodia26
3The Path of Betrayal66
4The White Crocodile114
5The Ultimate Revolution161
6Cambodia's Reign of Terror205
7"Most Respected and Beloved Party"261
8The Tiger and the Crocodile290
9Habits of War327
10The Silence Ends364
11Return to Phnom Penh399
12The War for Cambodia432
13The Prodigal Peace437
Epilogue508
Notes521
Special Note on Tuol Sleng Sources539
Select Bibliography545
A Brief Chronology555
Index567
Acknowledgements605
About the Author607

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When The War Was Over: Cambodia And The Khmer Rouge Revolution, Revised Edition 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I dound this book is really good when it comes to history of Cambodia. Elibeth Becker has brought us a reality of a place where millions of people have suffered from horror made by other human beings. I can't find enough say to describe this book.