The Pol Pot Regime

Autor: Ben Kiernan
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 0300142994
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This edition of Ben Kiernan's account of the Cambodian revolution and genocide includes a new preface that takes the story up to 2008 and the UN-sponsored Khmer Rouge tribunal. Kiernan's other books include 'Blood and Soil: A World History of Genocide and Extermination from Sparta to Darfur' and 'How Pol Pot Came to Power'.

Pol Pot

Autor: Philip Short
Publisher: Henry Holt and Company
ISBN: 9781429900935
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A gripping and definitive portrait of the man who headed one of the most enigmatic and terrifying regimes of modern times In the three and a half years of Pol Pot's rule, more than a million Cambodians, a fifth of the country's population, were executed or died from hunger. An idealistic and reclusive figure, Pol Pot sought to instill in his people values of moral purity and self-abnegation through a revolution of radical egalitarianism. In the process his country descended into madness, becoming a concentration camp of the mind, a slave state in which obedience was enforced on the killing fields. How did a utopian dream of shared prosperity mutate into one of the worst nightmares humanity has ever known? To understand this almost inconceivable mystery, Philip Short explores Pol Pot's life from his early years to his death. Short spent four years traveling throughout Cambodia interviewing the surviving leaders of the Khmer Rouge movement, many of whom have never spoken before, including Pol Pot's brother-in-law and the former Khmer Rouge head of state. He also sifted through the previously closed archives of China, Russia, Vietnam, and Cambodia itself to trace the fate of one man and the nation that he led into ruin. This powerful biography reveals that Pol Pot and the Khmer Rouge were not a one-off aberration but instead grew out of a darkness of the soul common to all peoples. Cambodian history and culture combined with intervention from the United States and other nations to set the stage for a disaster whose horrors echo loudly in the troubling events of our world today.

Never Turn Your Back On An Angus Cow

Autor: Jan Pol
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1592409121
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Born and raised in the Netherlands, Dr Jan Pol is star of the National Geographic television show The Incredible Dr. Pol. He has been treating animals in Michigan since the 1970s. His more than 20,000 patients have ranged from white mice to horses and everything in between. In Never Turn Your Back On An Angus Cow, Dr Pol shares his own story of growing up surrounded by animals, training to be a vet in the Netherlands and moving to Michigan to open his first practice.

Never Turn Your Back On An Angus Cow

Autor: Dr. Jan Pol
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0698158334
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The star of The Incredible Dr. Pol shares his amusing, and often poignant, tales from his four decades as a vet in rural Michigan. Dr. Jan Pol is not your typical veterinarian. Born and raised the Netherlands on a dairy farm, he is the star of Nat Geo Wild’s hit show The Incredible Dr. Pol and has been treating animals in rural Michigan since the 1970s. Dr. Pol’s more than 20,000 patients have ranged from white mice to 2600-pound horses and everything in between. From the time he was twelve years old and helped deliver a litter of piglets on his family’s farm to the incredible moments captured on his hit TV show, Dr. Pol has amassed a wealth of stories of what it’s like caring for this menagerie of animals. He shares his own story of growing up surrounded by animals, training to be a vet in the Netherlands, and moving to Michigan to open his first practice in a pre fab house. He has established himself as an empathetic yet no-nonsense vet who isn’t afraid to make the difficult decisions in order to do what’s best for his patients—and their hard-working owners. A sick pet can bring heartache, but a sick cow or horse could threaten the very livelihood of a farmer whose modest profits are dependent on healthy livestock. Reminiscent of the classic books of James Herriot, Never Turn Your Back on an Angus Cow is a charming, fascinating, and funny memoir that will delight animal lovers everywhere.

Pol Pot S Cambodia Revised Edition

Autor: Matthew S. Weltig
Publisher: Twenty-First Century Books
ISBN: 1467703591
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Pol Pot, one of the world's most infamous dictators, rose to power in the 1960s in the Southeast Asian country of Cambodia. In the mid-1900s, Cambodia had been chafing for centuries under Thai, Vietnamese, and French control. As leader of the Khmer Rouge, Cambodia's communist rebel movement, Pol Pot won control of Cambodia in 1975. He intended to establish a farming utopia. Declaring that society needed purification, he set out to extinguish capitalism, non-Cambodian culture, city life, religion, and all foreign influences. But instead of building a strong, just nation, Pol Pot engineered a genocide. During his regime, almost two million Cambodians died from overwork, starvation, disease, and execution. Creating a harsh climate of fear, brutality, misery, and intolerance, Pol Pot's rule drained a once prosperous country of its economic and human resources. Read this book to learn more about the internal workings of one of the world's most devastating dictatorships.

Never Turn Your Back On An Angus Cow

Autor: Jan Pol
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781410473486
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The star of The Incredible Dr. Pol shares amusing and often poignant tales from his four decades as a vet in rural Michigan. Born and raised on a Netherlands dairy farm, Dr. Jan Pol has been treating animals in rural Michigan since the 1970s. His more than 20,000 patients have included white mice, 2600-pound horses, and everything in between ? and he has amassed a wealth of stories while caring for this menagerie. Reminiscent of the James Herriot classics, this is a charming, fascinating, and funny memoir that will delight animal lovers everywhere.

Cambodia Pol Pot And The United States

Autor: Michael Haas
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 9780275940058
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This provocative analysis of U.S. policy toward Cambodia illuminates issues that remain especially pertinent in the aftermath of the Cold War. Haas examines U.S. failures in Cambodia and traces them to a combination of an idealistic desire to remake the world in the American democratic image, a belief in U.S. omnipotence, and the realpolitik tradition of using power to advance U.S. interests whenever they seem to be threatened. Formulating a model of international relations based on democratic principles, Haas urges reflection on the lessons of Cambodia as policies are developed for the 1990s.

Pol

Autor: Pacific Oceanographic Laboratories
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Traveler S Diary Searching For Pol Pot S Cremation Site And Above Ground Tomb At Anlong Vend Cambodia

Autor: David Myhra PhD
Publisher: RCW Technology & Ebook Publishing
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In April of 1975, radical Marxist Pol Pot and his “Khmer Rouge” overthrew Cambodian government and King Norodom and proclaimed “This is now year zero for Cambodia” and that it’s society was about to be “purified”. Capitalism, western culture, city life, religion and all foreign influences were to be extinguished in favor of an outrageous form of peasant Communism. Thus began the four year long “autogenecide” of almost two million Cambodian people that didn’t fit in with Pol Pot and the Khmer rouges’ vision of their “Utopian” society that ended when Pol Pot was tried publicly and imprisoned, where he ultimately died and was cremated on a piles of used car and truck tires and buried in an above ground tomb at Anlong Vend, Cambodia. This is the story of a traveler and his wife’s trip to see the “Killing Fields”, Pot’s tomb and the 1,000 year old temple at Angkor Wat and it’s 50 towers near the city of Siem Reap. The fascinating story of what the travelers learn is told here in text and photographs!