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The Resource Brother Number One : a political biography of Pol Pot, David P. Chandler

Brother Number One : a political biography of Pol Pot, David P. Chandler

Label
Brother Number One : a political biography of Pol Pot
Title
Brother Number One
Title remainder
a political biography of Pol Pot
Statement of responsibility
David P. Chandler
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In the tragic recent history of Cambodia - a past scarred by a long occupation by Vietnamese forces and by the preceding three-year reign of terror by the brutal Khmer Rouge - no figure looms larger or more ominously than that of Pol Pot. As secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Kampuchea (CPK) since 1962 and as prime minister of Democratic Kampuchea (DK), he has been widely blamed for trying to destroy Cambodian society. By implementing policies whose effects were genocidal, he oversaw the deaths of more than one million of his nation's people. The political career of Saloth Sar (b. 1928), better known by his nom de guerre Pol Pot, forms a critical but largely inaccessible portion of twentieth-century Cambodian history. What we know about his life is sketchy: a comfortable childhood, three years of study in France, and a short career as a schoolteacher preceded several years - spent mostly in hiding - as a guerrilla and the commander of the victorious army in Cambodia's civil war. His career reached a climax when he and his associates, coming to power, attempted to transform their country along lines more radical than any attempted by a modern regime. Driven into hiding in 1979 by invading Vietnamese forces, Pol Pot maintained his leadership of a Khmer Rouge guerrilla army in exile, remaining a power and a threat. Even now, as the Khmer Rouge take their controversial place in the new coalition government, Pol Pot likely continues to be a hidden force. In this political biography, David P. Chandler throws light on the shadowy figure of Pol Pot. Basing his study on interviews and on a wide range of sources in English, Cambodian, and French, the author illuminates the ideas and behavior of this enigmatic man and his entourage against the background of post-World War II events, providing a key to understanding this horrific, pivotal period of Cambodian history
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Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1933-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Chandler, David P.
Dewey number
  • 959.604/092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
DS554.83.P65
LC item number
C43 1992
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Pol Pot
  • Prime ministers
  • Cambodia
Label
Brother Number One : a political biography of Pol Pot, David P. Chandler
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 235-240) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
25913976
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 254 pages
Isbn
9780813309279
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
92019229
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(WaOLN)1480036
Label
Brother Number One : a political biography of Pol Pot, David P. Chandler
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 235-240) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
25913976
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 254 pages
Isbn
9780813309279
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
92019229
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(WaOLN)1480036

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