Sideshow: Kissinger, Nixon and the Destruction of Cambodia

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Hogarth Press, 1991 - 524 pages
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"In 1968 Cambodia was a relatively peaceful and prosperous country. Nixon was elected as U.S. president, and Henry Kissinger became his National Security Assistant. Ten years later Nixon was disgraced, Kissinger celebreated, and Cambodia, generally referred to as a 'sideshow' to the Vietnam war, had been almost obliterated, with hundreds of thousands dead in the Khmer Rouge killing fields. [The author's] book is a horrifying testament to the destruction of a small, neutral country through the violent fanaticism of the communists and the corruption of superpower policy makers"--

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About the author (1991)

William Shawcross (born 28 May 1946, in Sussex, England) is a widely renowned writer and broadcaster. Shawcross was educated at Eton College and University College, Oxford. His articles have appeared in the Sunday Times, the Sunday Telegraph, the Washington Post and the Sydney Morning Herald. In 1995 he wrote and presented the three-part BBC television series Monarchy and in 2002, to tie-in with the Queen¿s Golden Jubilee, he again wrote and presented a landmark four-part BBC television series, Queen and Country, a revealing and intimate portrait of the Queen, and an absorbing study of the changing face of monarchy and of Britain during the past half-century. He lives in London and Cornwall.

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