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When the War Was Over: Cambodia and the Khmer Rouge Revolution
Award-winning journalist Elizabeth Becker started covering Cambodia in 1973 for The Washington Post, when the country was perceived as little more than a footnote to the Vietnam War. Then, with the ri…
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