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Pol Pot by Philip Short
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Feb 23, 09

bookshelves: library-book, non-fiction
Read in February, 2009

Very detailed biography of one of the most bizarre and maniacal despots in world history. The author tried very hard to get to the "why" as much as the "who" and did a better job of the latter than the former. That said, I'm not sure anyone will ever be able to explain the "why".
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