Few dictators have the terrible reputation as Pol Pot the leader of Democratic Kampuchea (present day Cambodia). But “I Am Pol Pot” by Steve Otto is a serious attempt to look inside the circle of the rulers of Democratic Kampuchea. The entire world realizes that his government was a monumental disaster with about a million deaths resulting from his misrule. But this book gives the reader a chance to see what the Democratic Party of Kampuchea thought they were doing and how they believed they could create the most advanced communist society in the modern world back in the 1970s.
Eight of nine people, who bought this book from Barns & Noble, gave it five stars, while the other one gave it four stars. This book is among the best for understanding the Pol Pot years.
For anyone interested in the history of Cambodia, this book is a must.