- Oblong quarto [approximately 8-3/4 inches high by 10 inches wide] black cloth. There is some very light spotting to the front cover with a tiny chip to the bottom edge of the binding.  & 115 pages. Profuse black-and-white photographic illustrations by Robert Brown. There is a light glue mark to the front endpaper where a sticker was removed, with creasing to its top corner. The book has a slight musty odor. Very good.
In April 1975 a group of four Americans from the Communist party visited Cambodia. The group included the photographer Robert Brown, Mike Klonsky, the author of this book David Kline and Daniel Burstein, editor of the Communist magazine The Call. They met with Iang Sary, co-founder of the Khmer Rouge and toured the country for eight days. They came away with a very favorable impression of Democratic Kampuchea and the accomplishments of the Khmer Rouge regime. Burstein wrote an op-ed for the New York Times maintaining that the stories of atrocities and genocide perpetrated by the Khmer Rouge were slanderous lies. He did concede, however, that the many forces--including American, Russian and Vietnamese agents--opposing Kampuchea's revolution had undoubtedly been met with violent suppression and that there may have been excesses. This book is David Kline's similar view of the visit and of a small country threatened by Russia, America and its neighbors.
Rare. First Edition.