Sideshow: Kissinger, Nixon and the Destruction of Cambodia

Sideshow: Kissinger, Nixon and the Destruction of Cambodia

by William Shawcross

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Sideshow: Kissinger, Nixon and the Destruction of Cambodia by William Shawcross

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780815412243
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 09/01/2002
Edition description: Revised Edition
Pages: 542
Sales rank: 807,216
Product dimensions: 6.18(w) x 8.94(h) x 1.21(d)

About the Author

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

Table of Contents

Introduction to the Revised Edition7
Cast of Characters15
1The Secret19
2The Land36
3The Prince46
4The War63
5The Adviser74
6The Problem85
7The Bridges96
8The Coup112
9The Invasion128
10The Outrage150
11The Doctrine161
12The Strategy177
13The Embassy188
14The Battle200
15The Bombardiers209
16The Decay220
17The Others236
18The Peace259
19The Bombing280
20The Secretary300
21The Proconsuls310
22The Negotiators335
23The End344
24The Beginning365
A Short Chronology397
Kissinger and Sideshow403
"Sideswipe: Kissinger, Shawcross and the Responsibility for Cambodia"416
"Shawcross Swipes Again"433
"Rodman Responds"444

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