Biography of pol pot stare ben kiernan was born in melbourne in 1953 and graduated from monash university in 1974 from 1975 to 1977 he was a tutor. Revised edition in cambodia's recent, tragic past, no figure looms larger or more ominously than that of pol pot in this revised edition of the first book-length. 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. From 1975 to 1979, khmer rouge leader pol pot killed an estimated 15 million of his own people as part of the cambodian genocide.
Saloth sar, better known by his nom de guerre pol pot, was born in 1925 in the small village of prek sbauv, located about 100 miles north of the cambodian. Pol pot was born saloth sar in what is now the province of kompong thong, cambodia in 1925 he came from a prosperous farming family that. The complete review - biography pol pot by philip short general information | review summaries | our review | links | about the author to purchase pol pot. Pol pot's social experiment killed 20 percent of cambodia reading the biography of a 20th-century tyrant takes courage the tales of.
Their army was led by pol pot, who was appointed cpk's party secretary and leader in 1963 pol pot, born in cambodia as solath sar, spent time in france and. Buy pol pot: the history of a nightmare new ed by philip short (isbn: book, which is as much a history of modern cambodia as a biography of the man who. After completing a scholarship in france, pol pot – the future khmer rouge leader from the ashes of rural cambodia arose the cpk regime, led by pol pot. Pol pot, original name saloth sar, (born may 19, 1925, kompong thom province, cambodia—died april 15, 1998, near anlong veng, along the.
Pol pot was one of the worst tyrants of the 20th century pol pot was born in cambodia in 1925 his family were not poor instead his father was a well off farmer. I was two years old and had been born into the anti-vietnam war movement i was seven when pol pot was toppled a few years later, and the. Prek sbov is where saloth sar, the boy who later became known as pol pot, was born in 1925, according to relatives still alive the peaceful. Pol pot, actor: the most evil men and women in history pol pot was born on may 19, 1925 in prek sbauv, kampong thum province, cambodia as saloth sar. “philip short's pol pot is an almanac of extermination that achieves the near impossible feat of translating madness into logic this biography is a tour de force.
Pol pot and his army, called the khmer rouge, came to power in cambodia ( kampuchea) in 1975 he was named prime minister of the new communist. Bbc foreign correspondent philip short on his book, pol pot: anatomy of a nightmare, which is being called the definitive biography of the. On december 25, 1978, vietnam launched a full-scale invasion of cambodia and on january 7, 1979, phnom penh fell and pol pot was deposed a puppet.
Horoscope and astrology data of pol pot born on 19 may 1925 kompong thom province, cambodia, with biography. Biography the man who made cambodia hell reviewed by nayan chanda sunday, february 27, 2005 page bw10 pol pot: anatomy of a nightmare. There is scant information about pol pot, so short's resulting book isn't so much a biography as a political text nevertheless, it is a fascinating.