Brother Number One: A Political Biography Of Pol Pot, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Brother Number One

A Political Biography Of Pol Pot, 1st Edition

By David P Chandler

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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

Table of Contents

1 Introduction, 2 "Original Khmer," 1928-1949, 3 Becoming a Communist, 1949-1953, 4 Multiple Identities, 1953-1963, 5 "Red Khmer," 1963-1970, 6 Coming to Power, 1970-1976, 7 Prairie Fire, 1976-1977, 8 Coming Apart, 1977-1979, 9 "Grandfather 87," 1979-1998

About the Author

David P Chandler, an emeritus professor of history at Monash University in Australia, is currently an adjunct Professor of Asian Studies at Georgetown University.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
POL054000
POLITICAL SCIENCE / World / Asian
SOC053000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Regional Studies