Milton Osborne is a writer and a consultant on Asian issues. He is the author of numerous books, including "The Mekong: Turbulent Past, Uncertain Future";" Prince of Darkness";" River Road to China"; and "Sihanouk: Prince of Light."
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brilliant Dec 1, 2004
I read this book when it first came out in 1979, and still keep it close at hand on my bookshelves. Aside from being good general background reading on Cambodia, it's an excellent and detailed indictment of how US policy pushed Cambodia right into the arms of the Khmer Rouge back in the early 70s. Just like US policy is pushing Iraq into the hands of Shi'ite extremists now. The Americans just never learn ...