Pol Pot's Cambodia, 2nd Edition

From the Series Dictatorships

  • Interest Level: Grade 9 - Grade 12   ·  
  • Reading Level: Grade 9

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.

Format List Price Your Price Qty
978-1-4677-0359-8
$57.32 $42.99
Interest Level Grade 9 - Grade 12
Reading Level Grade 9
Genre Nonfiction, Young Adult
Subject Social Studies
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Twenty-First Century Books ™
Language English
Publication Date 2012-08-01
BISACS YAN038030, YAN006070, YAN025030
Dewey 959.604'2
Graphics 1-color illustrations, Full-color illustrations
Features Author/Illustrator biography, Bibliography/further reading, Glossary, Index, Maps, Primary source quotations/images, Source notes, Table of contents, and Timeline