By John Tully
During this concise and compelling heritage, Cambodia’s prior is defined in shiny element, from the richness of the Angkorean empire during the darkish a while of the 18th and early-19th centuries, French colonialism, independence, the Vietnamese clash, the Pol Pot regime, and its present incarnation as a troubled democracy. With vigorous writing and fervour for the subject, John Tully covers the entire sweep of Cambodian heritage, explaining why this land of contrasts continues to be an attractive enigma to the overseas group. Detailing the miserable list of warfare, famine, and invasion that has threatened to ruin Cambodia, this dialogue exhibits its survival to be a testomony to the resilience of the human spirit.
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A Short History of Cambodia: From Empire to Survival (A Short History of Asia series) by John Tully