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Riassunto: Born the son of peasant farmers whose connections with the royal palace afforded him a European education, Pol Pot became the leader of the Communist Party of Kampuchea, or the Khmer Rouge. As such, he and his followers were ultimately responsible for the deaths of an estimated 2 to 4 million Cambodians between 1975 and 1979 and untold numbers between 1979 and his death in 1998. Despite his bloody resume, most who knew him from childhood onward, found Pol Pot to be a pleasant, affable, and sweet-natured person. In following his life, this book looks at the contradictions, the mysteries, and myths that surround this compelling figure.
From School Library Journal:
Grade 8 Up–Although the former Saloth Sar would often change names and went to extreme measures to protect his identity, Pol Pot is exposed here as one of those responsible for bringing communism to his country and slaughtering millions of his fellow Cambodians in his misguided efforts to weed out supposed enemies of the state. The material seeks to show both the arc of the man's life and how his indoctrination into political activism, honed both in Asia and France, had a direct impact on the instability of his country and some other Southeast Asian nations. Black-and-white photos of Pol Pot and his corrupt circle, as well as the horror they inflicted, bring an immediacy to the various chapters on his life and final exile into Thailand. The subject matter and density of the text might make the book seem at first to be only for research, but the writing is accessible enough to suggest this title to browsers and history buffs as well.–Carol Fazioli, Gwynedd-Mercy College, Gwynedd Valley, PA
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Titolo: Heroes & Villains - Pol Pot
Casa editrice: Lucent Books
Data di pubblicazione: 2005
Condizione libro: very good
Descrizione libro Lucent Books. Hardcover. Condizione libro: VERY GOOD. Very Good copy, cover and pages show some wear from reading and storage. Binding may have light creases. Lots of life left in these pages. Codice libro della libreria 2681774457
Descrizione libro Lucent Books, 2005. Condizione libro: Good. 1st Edition. Ships from Reno, NV. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Codice libro della libreria GRP95027907
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