The Pol Pot Regime

Race, Power, and Genocide in Cambodia under the Khmer Rouge, 1975-79
Author(s): 
Kiernan, Ben
ISBN: 
0300070527
Date published: 
January 1998
Paperback
Price: 
£11.95
Pages: 
512

The Khmer Rouge revolution turned Cambodia into grisly killing fields, as the Pol Pot regime murdered or starved to death a million and a half of Cambodia's eight million inhabitants. This book - the first comprehensive study of the Pol Pot regime - describes the violent origins, social context, and course of the revolution, providing a new answer to the question of why a group of Cambodian intellectuals imposed genocide on their own country. Ben Kiernan is associate professor of history and director of the Cambodian Genocide Program at Yale University