Author(s): Philip Short
A gripping and important biography of one of the 20th century
'The first full biography of the man who led Cambodia into darkness.' - Sue Baker -- Publishing News 20050304 'Short has written the definitive account of the nightmarish regime of 1975-1978, responsible for the deaths of some 1.5 million Cambodians.' -- Contemporary Review 20050301 'Short succeeds in building a complete, compelling portrait of the man' -- Herald 20050709 'Philip Short! has done a spectacularly efficient job of describing what happened, and how' -- Economist 20041106 'Riveting' -- Scotsman 20041106 'Short has created a terrifying narrative of destruction.' -- Daily Telegraph 20041106 'Brilliantly detailed' -- Sunday Herald 20041031 'The result is a searching account' -- Sunday Times 20050814 'Exhaustive and authoritative' -- Times Literary Supplement 20050401
Philip Short was for many years a foreign correspondent for the BBC, and now lives and writes in southern France. He first encountered Pol Pot in Beijing in 1977. His last book, Mao: A Life, has been hailed as the definitive biography of the founder of modern China.