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Ben Kiernan is the A. Whitney Griswold Professor of History, professor of international and area studies, and the founding director of the Genocide Studies Program at Yale University (www.yale.edu/gsp). His previous books include How Pol Pot Came to Power: Colonialism, Nationalism, and Communism in Cambodia, 19301975 and The Pol Pot Regime: Race, Power, and Genocide in Cambodia under the Khmer Rouge, 1975-1979, published by Yale University Press.
This book reads like a textbook. When I say that I don't mean it's boring I mean that it's very detailed and very, very passionate. Read morePublished 21 months ago by anamaric17
I bought this book for a class and thought it might be a major bore fest but it turned out to be really intriguing once the introduction was over.Published 21 months ago by Christina
Be Kiernan was a Khmer Rouge supporter until the evidence became overwhelming. When the truth of the atrocities of the regime came out, Kiernan quickly changed his story. Read morePublished on October 12, 2013 by Aaron Crandall
Blood and Soil is a conventional book about Genocide. It is conventional from standpoint that the villains would easily fit into the world view of Bono or Hillary Clinton. Read morePublished on September 12, 2013 by Carl Robinson
Four stars might be too few for this great book.
It is a compilation of most of history's recognized genocides; a thick tome with much detail. Read more
This book is simply excellent, never mind the overly academic critiques. Kiernan has brought together a tremendous amount of historical data spanning ancient Greece to modern... Read morePublished on October 9, 2011 by John R. Washington
This book gives insight into a troubling recurring issue in the human journey. I would use the insights shared in this book to give context to other books on this issue.Published on September 20, 2010 by consumer 13
The book is very long, very comprehensive. It's a book to study and to learn from. The author is beyond description in excellence and devotion to his work.Published on November 25, 2009 by Lil Izquierdo