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Cambodia's tragedy in black and white, 11 Aug 2006
Nic Dunlop's book interwines his search for one of the Khymer Rouge's worst executioners with a superb wider history of the tragedy that tore Cambodia apart. Dunlop writes with a professional coolness, but one cannot miss his sympathy and love for the Cambodian people. This book does not glamourise or sensationalise the decades of war, genocide and suffering, while Dunlop is extremely modest about is own efforts in unmasking a mass murder. The author is better known as an excellent photographer, but on this occassion his lucid prose and personal empathy with his subject tell us as much as any stark black & white image.