Vietnam War Bibliography:

Cambodia

David A. Ablin and Marlowe Hood, eds., The Cambodian Agony.  Armonk, NY: M.E. Sharpe, 1990. lxi, 434 pp.

Thomas L. Ahern, Jr., Good Questions, Wrong Answers: CIA's Estimates of Arms Traffic Through Sihanoukville, Cambodia, During the Vietnam War. Center for the Study of Intelligence, Central Intelligence Agency, 2004. xii, 52 pp. Originally classified "Secret." The copy that has been placed online by the National Security Archive at George Washington University is very heavily sanitized, but still valuable.

Asian Survey, a monthly journal, usually focuses in current or recent events, but at least the articles are written by scholars, and sometimes there are articles dealing with events far enough in the past to allow a real historical perspective. In January or February of each year, it publishes an article summarizing the events of the previous year in Cambodia. If you browse the Internet through an institution that has subscribed to JSTOR, you can access the journal through the JSTOR Asian Survey browse page or go to individual articles directly. The listing below is a very incomplete sample of the relevant articles:

Shimon Avimor, "Contemporary history of Cambodia (1949-1975) under an Israeli perspective" (French text). Dissertation, History, Universite d'Aix-Marseille I, 1982. 578 pp. AAT 8307420. Israeli-Cambodian relations, including Israel's aid projects; I believe the author served in Cambodia as an Israeli diplomat.

David M. Ayres, Anatomy of a Crisis: Education, Development, and the State in Cambodia, 1953-1998. Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press, 2000. xi, 256 pp.

Alexander J. Banks, "Britain and the Cambodian Crisis of Spring 1970," Cold War History, 5:1 (February 2005), pp. 87-106.

Elizabeth Becker, When the War was Over: The Voices of Cambodia's Revolution and its People. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1986. 502 pp.

François Bizot, The Gate. New York: Knopf, 2003. xv, 275 pp. Trans. by Euon Cameron. French original Le portail. Paris: Table Ronde, 2000. 397 pp. Bizot, a French antropologist, was a prisoner of the Khmer Rouge for about three months beginning October 1971. Later, he was in Phnom Penh when the Khmer Rouge arrived in 1975.

Kenneth R. Bowra, "Analysis of U.S. Military Assistance to Cambodia, 1970-1975." Master's thesis, U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, 1983. 343 pp. To order from the National Technical Information Service, 1-800-553-6847, specify item ADA133443.

Kenneth R. Bowra, "An Historical Study: The U.S. Army Vietnam Individual Training Group (UITG) Program, 1971-1973." Report written at the U.S. Army War College, 1991. 82 pp. A program under which U.S. Army Special Forces, Australian, and New Zealand personnel trained a large number of ARVN and Cambodian Army battalions between February 1971 and December 1972. The author was a participant from March to November 1972. To order from the National Technical Information Service, 1-800-553-6847, specify item ADA233669.

Richard Boyle, "Phnom Penh Exodus: Official Version Challenged." Written for the Pacific News Service. The text has been placed online in the Virtual Vietnam Archive of the Vietnam Project, at Texas Tech University.

Christopher Brady, United States Foreign Policy towards Cambodia, 1977-92: A Question of Realities. New York: St. Martin's, 1999. 220 pp.

Joel Brinkley, Cambodia's Curse: The Modern History of a Troubled Land. New York: PublicAffairs, 2011. xix, 386 pp. Mostly about recent events, but does to some extent cover the war years.

Wilfred Burchett, The China-Cambodia-Vietnam Triangle. Chicago: Vanguard / London: Zed, 1981. 235 pp.

Malcolm Caldwell and Lek Tan, Cambodia in the Southeast Asian War.  New York: Monthly Review Press, 1973.  xiii, 446 pp.  Preface by Noam Chomsky.

Cambodia, Ministère de l'information, L'Agression vietcong et nord-vietnamienne contre la République Khmère: nouveaux documents. Phnom Penh: Ministry of Information, 1971. 121 pp.

Cambodia, Ministère de l'information, The North Vietnamese and Vietcong Aggression against the Khmer Republic (1970-1974). Phnom Penh: Ministry of Information, Khmer Republic, 1974. 72 pp.

Cambodia, Ministère de l'information, Les troupes nord-vietnamiennes et vietcong envahissent la Réppublique Khmère. Phnom Penh: Ministry of Information, Khmer Republic, (1972?). 63 pp.

CBS Television Network, "The Changing War in Indochina: The Widening War in Laos and Cambodia." Documentary broadcast February 16, 1971, with Charles Collingwood as the chief correspondent. Transcript printed in Congressional Record, March 1, 1971, pp. S2167-S2171. The text has been placed on-line in the Virtual Vietnam Archive of the Vietnam Project at Texas Tech University.

Chanda Chhay, War and Genocide: A Never-Ending Cycle of Human Brutality. Arlington, VA: C. Chhay, 2012. 179 pp. A memoir, covering events from 1970 onward.

David P. Chandler, A History of Cambodia. Boulder: Westview, 1983. xvi, 237 pp. 2d ed. Boulder: Westview, 1992. xv, 287 pp. 3d ed. Boulder: Westview, 2000. The full text is available online to paid subscribers of Questia. 4th ed. Boulder: Westview (Perseus), 2008.

David P. Chandler, Brother Number One: A Political Biography of Pol Pot. Boulder: Westview Press, 1992. Rev. ed. Boulder: Westview, 1999. The full text is available online to paid subscribers of Questia.

David P. Chandler, The Tragedy of Cambodian History: Politics, War and Revolution since 1945. New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 1991. xiii, 396 pp.

David P. Chandler, Facing the Cambodian Past: Selected Essays 1971-1994. St. Leonards, Australia: Allen & Unwin, 1996. vi, 331 pp. Chiang Mai, Thailand: Silkworm Books, 1998. vi, 331 pp.

David P. Chandler, Voices from S-21: Terror and History in Pol Pot's Secret Prison. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1999. The full text is available online if you browse the Internet through an institution that is affiliated with netLibrary.

David P. Chandler and Ben Kiernan, eds., Revolution and its Aftermath in Kampuchea: Eight Essays. New Haven: Yale University Southeast Asia Studies, 1983. x, 319 pp.

Chanrithy Him, When Broken Glass Floats: Growing Up under the Khmer Rouge. New York and London: Norton, 2000. 330 pp.

Chileng Pa, with Carol A. Mortland, Escaping the Khmer Rouge: A Cambodian Memoir. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2008 (forthcoming). After the Khmer Rouge killed his family, Chileng Pa fled to Cambodia; he returned when the Vietnamese invaded Cambodia.

Noam Chomsky, "A Special Supplement: Cambodia." New York Review of Books, 14:11 (June 4, 1970). Errata in this article, and a letter to the editor in which Chomsky gave some further information, were in issue 14:12 (June 18, 1970).

Wing Commander Maharaj K. Chopra, Indian Air Force, Retired, "Cambodia: Search for Firm Borders" Military Review, November 1969, pp. 3-9.

Helene Cixous, trans. by Juliet Flower MacCannel, Jidith Pike, and Leslie Goth, The Terrible but Unfinished Story of Norodom Sihanouk, King of Cambodia. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1994. xxvii, 233 pp.  A play.

Kenton Clymer, "Ambassador William Cattell Trimble and Cambodia, 1959-1962," in David L. Anderson, ed., The Human Tradition in the Vietnam Era (Wilmington: Scholarly Resources, 2000), pp. 23-42.

Kenton J. Clymer, The United States and Cambodia, 1870-1969: From Curiosity to Confrontation. New York: Routledge, 2004. 208 pp.

Kenton J. Clymer, The United States and Cambodia, 1969-2000: A Troubled Relationship.` New York: Routledge, 2004. 240 pp.

Kenton Clymer, Troubled Relations: The United States and Cambodia since 1870. DeKalb: Northern Illinois Press, 2007. xi, 254 pp. An abridgment, updated, of the two preceding items.

Kenton Clymer, "The United States and Cambodian Independence, 1944-1954." Paper written for a conference at the University of Notre Dame, December 2-4, 1993. 31 pp. Very heavily documented; endnotes make up more than a third of the paper. The text has been placed on-line in the Virtual Vietnam Archive of the Vietnam Project, at Texas Tech University.

Ken Conboy, FANK: A History of the Cambodian Armed Forces, 1970-1975. Equinox Publishing, 2011. 286 pp. Illustrated.

Kenneth Conboy, The Cambodian Wars: Clashing Armies and CIA Covert Operations. Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 2013. xvii, 401 pp. Covers events from 1970 to the early 1990s.

"Contemporary Practice of the United States Relating to International Law" or, occasionally, "Contemporary Practice of the United States Relating to Contemporary Law." A collection of material presenting U.S. opinions on issues involving international law appeared in each issue of The American Journal of International Law. It was compiled by someone (usually the Assistant Legal Adviser) in the Office of the Legal Adviser, Department of State. If you browse the Internet through an institution that has subscribed to JSTOR, you can access the full text of this journal through the JSTOR American Journal of International Law browse page. Some of the more interesting Cambodia-related material that can be found in these compilations:

Justin Corfield, Khmers Stand Up! A History of the Cambodian Government, 1970-1975. Clayton, Australia: Monash Papers on Southeast Asia, No. 32, 1994. xv, 253 pp. ISBN 0 7326 0565 2.

Justin Corfield and Laura Summers, Historical Dictionary of Cambodia. Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press, 2003. xlvii, 510 pp.

Dang Phong, Five Ho Chi Minh Trails. Hanoi: The Gioi, 2012. 459 pp. Chapter 4, "Transit Transport" (pp. 309-345) deals with the way the Vietnamese moved men and supplies through Cambodia, via the port of Sihanoukville, and via Pochentong Airport.

Achille Dauphin-Meunier, Le Cambodge de Sihanouk; ou, De la difficulté d'être neutre. Preface by Norodom Sihanouk. Paris: Nouvelles Éditions Latines, 1965. 186 pp.

Wilfred P. Deac, Road to the Killing Fields: The Cambodian War of 1970-75. College Station: Texas A & M University Press, 1997. xx, 307 pp. The full text is available online if you browse the Internet through an institution that is affiliated with netLibrary.

Dith Pran (compiler) and Kim Depaul (editor), Children of Cambodia's Killing Fields: Memoirs by Survivors. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1997. 224 pp. The full text is available online if you browse the Internet through an institution that is affiliated with netLibrary.

Richard Dudman, Forty Days with the Enemy.  New York: Liveright, 1971.  Dudman, a journalist, was captured by Communist forces in Cambodia in mid 1970.

Sophal Ear, "The Khmer Rouge Canon 1975-1979: The Standard Total Academic View on Cambodia." Undergraduate honors thesis, Political Science, Berkeley, 1995.

Penny Edwards, Cambodge: The Cultivation of a Nation, 1860-1945. Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press, 2007. 349 pp.

Thomas Engelbert, "Les difficultés des communistes vietnamiens pour créer un mouvement révolutionnaire au Cambodge (1945-1954)" in Pierre Brocheux, ed., Du conflit d'Indochine aux conflits indochinois (Paris: Éditions Complexe, 2000), pp. 121-156.

Thomas Engelbert and Christopher E. Goscha, Falling out of Touch: A Study on Vietnamese Communist Policy towards an Emerging Cambodian Communist Movement, 1930-1975. Clayton, Australia: Monash Asia Institute, Monash Paper #35, 1995. xvi, 165 pp. ISBN 0 73260 0604 7.

Craig Etcheson, The Rise and Demise of Democratic Kampuchea.  Boulder: Westview, 1984. xvi, 284 pp.

Michael Field, The Prevailing Wind: Witness in Indo-China. London: Methuen, 1965.  392 pp.

Leslie Fielding, Before the Killing Fields: Witness to Cambodia and the Vietnam War. London: I.B. Tauris, 2007. xxiii, 261 pp. Fielding was the British chargé d'affaires in Phnom Penh (the ambassador having been withdrawn) from May 1964 to October 1966.

Charles E. Finan, "Cambodia and its Neighbors" Military Review, June 1971, pp. 75-83

Marvin and Susan Gettleman, Lawrence and Carol Kaplan, eds., Conflict in Indo-China: A Reader on the Widening War in Laos and Cambodia. New York: Random House, 1970.

J.L.S. Girling, Cambodia and the Sihanouk Myths. Singapore: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, 1971. (271 pp?)

Bernard K. Gordon, "Cambodia: Shadow over Angkor" Military Review, August 1969, pp. 27-37.

Jonathan S. Grant, Laurence A. G. Moss, and Jonathan Unger (Committee of Concerned Asian Scholars), eds., Cambodia: The Widening War in Indochina. New York: Washington Square Press (Simon & Schuster), 1971. vii, 355 pp.

John F. Guilmartin, Jr., A Very Short War: The Mayaguez and the Battle of Koh Tang. College Station: Texas A&M University Press, 1995. xxv, 238 pp. A very good account by an almost-participant (Guilmartin would have been a pilot in the operation if his helicopter had not been down for maintenance) of the effort to rescue the crew of an American merchant ship siezed by the Khmer Rouge May 12, 1975. Good on capabilities of aircraft, especially Air Force H-53 helicopters.

Melvin Gurtov, Indochina in North Vietnamese Strategy. P-4605. Santa Monica: Rand, March 1971. 28 pp. The text has been placed on-line in the Virtual Vietnam Archive of the Vietnam Project at Texas Tech University.

Michael Haas, Cambodia, Pol Pot, and the United States: The Faustian Pact. New York: Praeger, 1991. The full text is available online to paid subscribers of Questia.

Ian Harris, Buddhism under Pol Pot. (United Kingdom?). (forthcoming early 2007).

Sebhat Merse Hazen, "Kampuchea: The Foreign Policy Behavior of External Powers: 1954-1982." Ph.D. dissertation, Political Science, University of Southern California, 1983. (Not available from UMI: order directly from USC's Doheny Library.)

Charles W. Heckman, The Phnom Penh Airlift: Confessions of a Pig Pilot in the Early 1970s. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 1990. 240 pp.

Gerald C. Hickey, The War in Cambodia: Focus on Some of the Internal Forces Involved. Santa Monica: Rand, 1970.

Alexander Laban Hinton, Why Did They Kill? Cambodia in the Shadow of Genocide. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2005. xii, 360 pp.

Haney Howell, Roadrunners: Combat Journalists in Cambodia. Boulder: Paladin Press, 1989. x, 282 pp.

International Commission for Supervision and Control in Cambodia. The basic source for the activities of what was usually called the International Control Commission (ICC), set up under the Geneva Accords of 1954, was its interim reports (the first two were called progress reports), of which there were seven, covering the period from 1954 to 1959. They were published as Command Papers by Her Majesty's Stationery Office, the official publication agency of the British government.

Hourn Kim Kao, "Cambodia's Foreign Policy and ASEAN: From Non-alignment to Engagement." Ph.D. dissertation, Political Science, Hawaii, 2001. 252 pp. AAT 3005212. Covers the period 1967-1999.

Helen Jarvis, Cambodia. World Bibliographical Series, No. 200. Oxford and Santa Barbara: ABC-Clio, 1997. lxiv, 412 pp. The fairly lengthy description of each item listed means that there are fewer items than would usually be in a bibliography of this length. The full text is available online if you browse the Internet through an institution that is affiliated with netLibrary.

Khieu Samphan, L'histoire récente du Cambodge et mes prises de position. Paris: l'Harmattan, 2004. 172 pp. Memoir by the Khmer Rouge leader. Preface by Jacques Vergès.

Ben Kiernan, "The American Bombardment of Kampuchea, 1969-1973", in Vietnam Generation, vol 1, no. 1 (Winter 1989), pp. 4-41.

Ben Kiernan, ed., Genocide and Democracy in Cambodia: The Khmer Rouge, the United Nations and the International Community. New Haven: Monograph Series No. 41, Yale University Southeast Asia Studies, 1993. 335 pp. Mostly about events long after 1975, but contains some useful discussion of the war years.

Ben Kiernan, How Pol Pot Came to Power: A History of Communism in Kampuchea, 1930-1975. London: Verso, 1985. xvii, 430 pp. 2d ed. How Pol Pot Came to Power: Colonialism, Nationalism, and Communism in Cambodia, 1930-1975New Haven: Yale University Press, 2004. liii, 430 pp.

Ben Kiernan, The Pol Pot Regime: Race, Power, and Genocide in Cambodia under the Khmer Rouge, 1975-79.  New Haven: Yale University Press, 1996. xiii, 477 pp. The full text is available online if you browse the Internet through an institution that is affiliated with netLibrary. 2d ed. 2002. xxiii, 477 pp.

Ben Kiernan, The Samlaut Rebellion and its Aftermath, 1967-70: The Origins of Cambodia's Liberation Movement, Part I. Working Papers, No. 4. Melbourne, Australia: Centre of Southeast Asian Studies, Monash University, (1975?). ii, 46 pp. A rebellion that marked a crucial stage in the development of the Khmer Rouge. The text has been placed on-line in the Virtual Vietnam Archive of the Vietnam Project at Texas Tech University.

Ben Kiernan and Chanthou Boua, eds., Peasants and Politics in Kampuchea, 1942-1981. London: Zed Press, 1982. viii, 401 pp.

Kimmo Kiljunen, ed., Kampuchea, Decade of the Democide: Report of a Finnish Inquiry Commission. London: Zed, 1984. xii, 126 pp. A revised version of Kampuchea in the Seventies: Report of a Finnish Inquiry Commission. Helsinki: Kampuchean Inquiry Commission, 1982. 114 pp.

Donald Kirk, Wider War: The Struggle for Cambodia, Thailand, and Laos. New York: Praeger, 1971.  x, 305 pp.

Edward Kissi, Revolution and Genocide in Ethiopia and Cambodia. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2006. xxvi, 189 pp.

Hal Kosut, ed., Cambodia & the Vietnam War. New York: Facts on File, 1971. iii, 222 pp.

Maurice Laurent, L'Armee au Cambodge et dans les pays en voie de developpment du Sud-Est Asiatique. Paris: Presses Universitaires de France, 1968. 313 pp.

Greg Lockhart, Strike in the South, Clear the North: The Problem of Kampuchea and the Roots of Vietnamese Strategy There. Clayton, Australia: Centre of Southeast Asian Studies, Monash University. 18 pp.

Loung Ung, First They Killed My Father: A Daughter of Cambodia Remembers. Loung Ung was a child during the period of Khmer Rouge rule in Cambodia. Transcript of Loung Ung's extended discussion of her book on the C-SPAN show "Booknotes," March 19, 2000.

Marie Alexandrine Martin, trans. by Mark W. McLeod, Cambodia: A Shattered Society. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1994. xxi, 398 pp.

Harish C. and Julie B. Mehta, Hun Sen: Strongman of Cambodia. Singapore: Graham Brash, 1999. xxiii, 287 pp.

Sewall Menzel, Battle Captain: Cold War Campaigning with the U.S. Army in Vietnam, Cambodia & Laos, 1967-1971. Bloomington, IN: AuthorHouse, 2007. xi, 358 pp. (Previously announced as At the Cutting Edge. Booksurge, 2006.) Menzel arrived in Vietnam late 1967 with 3d Brigade, 101st Airborne. He became intelligence officer for the 1/506. He was in the Tet Offensive. In June 1968 he was shifted from the 101st to command an MAT training PF troops in Lam Dong province. He returned to Vietnam in December 1969 to serve with the 11th Armored Cavalry. Chapter 3 (pp. 167-228) is "Raiding into Cambodia 1970." From late 1970 to mid 1971 he was at J-2 (intelligence) at MACV, assigned to the Laos desk. He was there for the planning of Lam Son 719, then transferred to MR IV desk, but kept track of the Laotian incursion even after the transfer. This is not just a recounting of his experiences; he has a lot of dicussion of the context, events before he arrived and after he left.

Charles Meyer, Derrière le sourire Khmer. Paris: Plon, 1971.

Charles Meyer, "Le Cambodge et ses frontières" in Pierre Brocheux, ed., Du conflit d'Indochine aux conflits indochinois (Paris: Éditions Complexe, 2000), pp. 157-168.

Michel M. Michon, Indochina Memoir: Rubber, Politics, and War in Vietnam and Cambodia, 1955-1972. Tempe, Arizona: Program for Southeast Asian Studies, Arizona State University, 2001. xxiii, 135 pp. Michon, a French soldier who had learned Vietnamese commanding a platoon of Vietnamese troops in Nam Dinh province between 1951 to 1953, returned to Vietnam in 1955 working for a French company that ran a number of rubber plantations in South Vietnam. pp. 9-62 cover the years from 1961 to 1963, when he was running a plantation at Long Thanh (I believe this is the Long Thanh in Bien Hoa province). The Viet Cong (whom he despised) were strong in the area, and he had extensive dealings with them. In 1964 he was transferred to Cambodia; he was running a plantation at Chamcar-Loeu (northeast of Phnom Penh, in Kompong Cham province) when communist forces arrived in that area in 1970. He continued operating the plantation for a while under Communist rule, then escaped with some difficulty.

Documents on Vietcong and North Vietnamese Aggression Against Cambodia. Phnom Penh: Ministry of Information, 1970. The text has been placed online at the Virtual Vietnam Archive of the Vietnam Project, at Texas Tech University, in two sections: pages A-C, 1-47, pages 48-98.

Jean Morice, Cambodge, du sourire à l'horreur. Paris: Éditions France-Empire, 1977. 455 pp.

Stephen J. Morris, Why Vietnam Invaded Cambodia: Political Culture and the Causes of War. Stanford: Stanford Univesity Press, 1999. xiii, 315 pp.

Frederick P. Munson, et. al., Area Handbook for Cambodia. Washington: GPO, 1968. xviii, 364 pp. An almost complete text (most of the index is missing) has been placed online at the Virtual Vietnam Archive of the Vietnam Project, at Texas Tech University, in eight sections: front matter and pages 1-36, pp. 37-,   pp. 86-,   pp. 138-,   pp. 190-,   pp. 240-,   pp. 293-,   pp. 348-353.
D 101.22:550-50 [probably /2]

National Security Study Memorandum 95, "U.S. Policy Objectives in Indochina," June 24, 1970. NSSM 95, which actually dealt with U.S. interests and options in Cambodia (despite the broader implications of its title) was prepared by representatives of the State and Defense Departments and the CIA. The text has been placed online at the Virtual Vietnam Archive of the Vietnam Project, at Texas Tech University, in two parts: front matter and pages 1-44, pages 45-59 and maps.

Claude G. Newland, James W. Reese, et al., eds., The Rustics: A Top Secret Air War in Cambodia, History of the Rustic Forward Air Controllers, 1970-1975. Destin, Florida: Rustic Forward Air Controller Association, 2011. xviii, 468 pp.

Boraden Nhem, The Khmer Rouge: Ideology, Militarism, and the Revolution that Consumed a Generation. Santa Barbara, CA: Praeger, 2013 (forthcoming). 270 pp.

Marjorie Niehaus, United States Policy Toward Cambodia April 1970 - June 1973: Statements by President Nixon, Dr. Henry Kissinger, and the Secretaries of State and Defense. Congressional Research Service, Library of Congress, June 30, 1973. i, 86 pp. The text has been placed online at the Virtual Vietnam Archive of the Vietnam Project, at Texas Tech University, in two parts: front matter and pages 1-48, front matter and pages 49-86.

Norodom Sihanouk, as related to Wilfred Burchett, My War With the CIA: The Memoirs of Prince Norodom Sihanouk.  New York: Pantheon, 1972.

Prince Norodom Sihanouk, War and Hope: The Case for Cambodia.  New York: Pantheon, 1980. xl, 166 pp.

Prince Norodom Sihanouk, Le calice jusqu'à la lie. 2 vols. 1986? Translated as The Cup to the Dregs. 2 vols. Paris.

Office of National Estimates, U.S. Central Intelligence Agency, Taking Stock in Cambodia. 18 February 1972. 18 pp. The text has been placed on-line in the Virtual Vietnam Archive of the Vietnam Project at Texas Tech University.

Milton Osborne, Politics and Power in Cambodia: The Sihanouk Years. Camberwell, Australia: Longman, 1973. viii, 120 pp.

Milton Osborne, Before Kampuchea: Preludes to Tragedy. Boston, London, and Sydney: Allen & Unwin, 1979. 197 pp.

Milton Osborne, Sihanouk: Prince of Light, Prince of Darkness. Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press, 1994. xi, 283 pp.

Milton Osborne, Phnom Penh: A Cultural History. Oxford University Press, 2008. 256 pp.

Larry Partridge, Flying Tigers over Cambodia: An American Pilot's Memoir of the 1975 Phnom Penh Airlift. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2001. viii, 196 pp.

Jean B. Patitucci, Cambodia: A Situation Report. Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress Legislative Reference Service, June 3, 1970. 27 pp. The text has been placed on-line in the Virtual Vietnam Archive of the Vietnam Project at Texas Tech University.

Abdulgaffar Peang-Meth, "Cambodia and the United Nations: Comparative Foreign Policies under Four Regimes." Ph.D. dissertation, Political Science, University of Michigan, 1980. 624 pp. AAT 8017334. Covers the period 1953-1979.

Helen Penfold, Remember Cambodia. Sevenoaks, England: OMF [Overseas Missionary Fellowship] Books, 1980. 144 pp. Apparently a history of Protestant missionary activity in Cambodia.

Douglas Pike, Cambodia's War (Southeast Asian Perspectives, No. 1). New York: American Friends of Vietnam, 1971. iv, 48 pp.

Jean Claude Pomonti, Des courtisans aux partisans. Paris: Gallimard, 1971. 374 pp.

Peter A. Poole, The Expansion of the Vietnam War into Cambodia: Action and Response by the Governments of North Vietnam, South Vietnam, Cambodia, and the United States. Athens, OH: Center for International Studies, Ohio University, 1970. (xi, 59 pp?).

Peter A. Poole, Cambodia's Quest for Survival. New York: American-Asian Educational Exchange, 1969. 57 pp.

John Prados, "Port of Entry, Sihanoukville: A Cambodian Munitions Mystery." VVA Veteran, November/December 2005, pp. 31-36.

Kenneth Michael Quinn, "The Origins and Development of Radical Cambodian Communism." Ph.D. dissertation, Political Science, University of Maryland, 1982. 277 pp. AAT 8323577.

VADM Rex Rectanus et al., "The NILO Program: Tailoring Naval Intelligence to Fit the War." Written summary of the presentations of a panel of former Naval Intelligence Liaison Officers, at the Vietnam Symposium hosted by Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX, March 14, 2008. The summary was accompanied by a collection of documents on a CD. Includes information about Sihanoukville, infiltration from Cambodia, etc.

"Report of the Ad Hoc Interagency Committee to Prepare Documentation of Communist Use of Cambodia in Support of the War in Vietnam." USIB-D-24.7/5, 17 August 1967. Actually two reports, "Infiltration" (12 pp.) and "Evidence of VC/NVA Base Areas in Cambodia" (15 pp), prepared for the U.S. Intelligence Board by an interagency committee chaired by Evelyn Colbert of INR. The first contains (p. 3) a list of PAVN regiments and battalions that had passed through Cambodia on their way down the Ho Chi Minh Trail, with dates and strengths. The text, somewhat sanitized, has been placed on-line in the Virtual Vietnam Archive of the Vietnam Project at Texas Tech University.

Ros Chantrabot, La république khmère (1970-1975). Paris: l'Harmattan, 1993. 216 pp. The appendices contain data on the makeup of cabinets from 1969 onward, and of the 1972 legislature, and other matters, that might not be easy to find elsewhere.

Lt. Gen. Sak Sutsakhan, The Khmer Republic at War and the Final Collapse.  McLean, VA: General Research Corporation [on a contract with the U.S. Army], 1978. vii, 187 pp. Sak Sutsakhan had been Chief of the General Staff of the Khmer Armed Forces, and last chief of state of the Khmer Republic. The text has been placed on-line in the Virtual Vietnam Archive of the Vietnam Project at Texas Tech University, in four parts: front matter and pp. 1-42, pp. 42-94, pp. 93-142, and pp. 143-187.

Camille Scalabrino et. al., Cambodge: histoire et enjeux. Paris: L'Harmattan, 1985. 237 pp.

Sydney H. Schanberg, The Death and Life of Dith Pran. New York: Viking, 1985. 78 pp. Dith Pran was a Cambodian photographer working for the New York Times at the time Phnom Penh fell in 1975. He survived the period of Khmer Rouge rule that followed.

William Shawcross, Sideshow: Kissinger, Nixon, and the Destruction of Cambodia. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1979. 467 pp. Rev. ed. New York: Touchstone (Simon & Schuster), 1987. 515 pp.

Philip Short, Pol Pot: Anatomy of a Nightmare. Holt, 2005. 560 pp.

The Short-Term Prospect for Cambodia. Special National Intelligence Estimate 57-73. 24 May 1973. 9 pp. Quite pessimistic. The text has been placed on-line in the Virtual Vietnam Archive of the Vietnam Project at Texas Tech University.

Sheldon W. Simon, War and Politics in Cambodia: A Communications Analysis. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 1974. 178 pp. Concentrates on the period from 1971 to 1973. The full text is available online to paid subscribers of Questia.

Asaf Siniver, Nixon, Kissinger, and U.S. Foreign Policy Making: The Machinery of Crisis. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2008. xvi, 252 pp. Looks at the role of the Washington Special Actions Group (WSAG), a small interdepartmental group chaired by Kissinger, in the Nixon administration's handling of four crises, one of which was the 1970 Cambodian incursion. William Frederick Sleigh, M.D., Vietnam and Cambodia Recalled: It Still Hurts. Xlibris, 2007. 216 pp. Sleigh began service as a FAC late in 1970.

Margaret Slocomb, The People's Republic of Kampuchea, 1979-1989: The Revolution after Pol Pot. Silkworm Books (distributed in the United States by University of Washington Press), 2004. Includes discussion of the background from 1951 onward.

Someth May, edited and with an introduction by James Fenton, Cambodian witness: An Autobiography of Someth May. New York: Random House, 1986. 287 pp.

Punnee Soonthornpoct, From Freedom to Hell: A History of Foreign Intervention in Cambodian Politics and Wars. New York: Vantage Press, 2005. xxiv, 329 pp.

Captain André Souyris, "An Effective Counterguerrilla Procedure" (in "Foreign Military Digests," digested from Revue de Défense Nationale, June 1956), Military Review, XXXVI:12 (March 1957), pp. 86-89. Describes a program very much like strategic hamlets, and claims that this was applied very successfully over very wide areas of Cambodia beginning in 1952.

Jerome and Jocelyne Steinbach, Phnom Penh libérée. Paris: Éditions Sociales, 1976. 164 pp.

David J. Steinberg et. al., Cambodia: Its People, Its Society, Its Culture. New Haven: HRAF Press, 1959. The full text is available online to paid subscribers of Questia.

Martin Stuart-Fox and Bunheang Ung, The Murderous Revolution. Australia, 1985. 3d ed., with a new preface and an epilogue, Bangkok: Orchid Press, 1998. xiii, 198 pp. Bunheang Ung was among the residents of Phnom Penh whom the Khmer Rouge sent out to the countryside in 1975.

Molyda Szymusiak, The Stones Cry Out: A Cambodian Childhood, 1975-1980. Translated by Linda Coverdale. Hill and Wang, 1986. pb (with a new introduction by Jane Hamilton-Merritt) Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1999. xii, 245 pp. French original Les pierres crieront. Éditions La Découverte, 1984. The woman now called Molyda Szymusiak was born Buth Keo. The daughter of a Cambodian official, she was among those the Khmer Rouge sent out from Phnom Penh to the countryside in 1975.

Serge Thion and Ben Kiernan, Khmers rouges! matériaux pour l'histoire du communisme au Cambodge. Paris: J-E. Hallier/A. Michel, 1981. 396 pp.

John A. Tully, France on the Mekong: A History of the Protectorate in Cambodia, 1863-1953. Lanham, MD: University Press of America, 2003. xxviii, 562 pp.

Vandy Kaonn, Cambodge 1940-1991, ou, La politique sans les Cambodgiens: essai. Paris: L'Harmattan, 1993. 157 pp.

Michael Vickery, Cambodia, 1975-1982. Boston: South End Press, 1984. xiii, 361 pp. The full text is available online to paid subscribers of Questia.

Violations of Article 20 of the Paris Accords by North Vietnam. Phnom Penh: Ministry of Information, 1973. 27 pp.

Kurt Volkert and T. Jeff Williams, foreword by Bernard Kalb, A Cambodian Odyssey and the Deaths of 25 Journalists. Lightning Source, 2001. 304 pp. Deals with how 25 journalists were killed covering the war in Cambodia in 1970, and Volkert's efforts, long afterward, to recover some of the bodies.

Odd Orne Westad and Sophie Quinn-Judge, eds., The Third Indochina War: Conflict between China, Vietnam and Cambodia, 1972-79. New York: Routledge, 2006. 272 pp. The period covered is really more like 1968 to 1979.

Ralph Wetterhahn, The Last Battle: The Mayaguez Incident and the End of the Vietnam War. New York: Carroll & Graf, 2001. ix, 384 pp. pb New York: Plume (Penguin), 2002. xiii, 384 pp.

Benny Widyono, Dancing in Shadows: Sihanouk, the Khmer Rouge, and the United Nations in Cambodia. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2007. 356 pp. Widyono worked for the United Nations Tranitional Authority in Cambodia (UNTAC) during the 1990s.

Maslyn Williams, The Land in Between: The Cambodian Dilemma.  New York: William Morrow, 1970.

Richard Wood, Call Sign Rustic: The Secret Air War over Cambodia, 1970-1973. Washington: Smithsonian Institution Press, 2002. xxi, 186 pp.

Yang Sam, Khmer Buddhism and Politics from 1954 to 1984. Newington, CT: Khmer Studies Institute, 1987. v, 97 pp.

Mitchell G. Zadrozny et. al., Area Handbook on Cambodia. HRAF-21. Preliminary edition. Chicago: University of Chicago for the Human Relations Area Files, 1955. xi, 391 pp. I believe the final official edition was dated 1956, but a number of the top scholarly libraries got the "preliminary edition" or "pre-publication monograph" the previous year.

 

The Cambodian Incursion of 1970

J.D. Coleman, Incursion. New York: St. Martin's, 1991. This book is both broader and narrower than is suggested by the title, which refers to the attack on the Cambodian sanctuaries, May 1970. Coleman, who was an information officer with the 1st Cavalry from April 1969 to April 1970, concentrates on the 1st Cavalry, which was only one of the forces involved in the incursion. But he also runs the 1st Cavalry's story back to 1968 instead of concentrating on events of 1970.

Robert J. Gouge, Raiding The Sanctuary: Redcatchers in Cambodia, May 12th - June 25th, 1970. Bloomington, Indiana: AuthorHouse, 2006. 208 pp. Deals with the 5/12 Infantry and attached units (D Battery, 2/40 Artillery; Fireball Aviation; Company M, 75th Infantry [Ranger]; and the 76th Combat Tracker Team).

Kissinger Briefing. Text of background press briefing at the White House, June 26, 1970. 50 pp. President Nixon, Herbert Klein, Henry Kissinger, Lt. Gen. John Vogt (Director of Operations for the Joint Chiefs of Staff), and William Sullivan (Assistant Secretary of State for East Asia and Pacific Affairs). Direct quotation, or attribution of statements to named individuals, was forbidden. Primarily about the Cambodian incursion, but other subjects were also discussed. The text has been placed on-line in the Virtual Vietnam Archive of the Vietnam Project at Texas Tech University.

Major Donald V. Phillips, "Across the Border: The Successes and Failures of Operation Rockcrusher." Master's thesis, U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, 1999. vi, 149 pp. The Cambodian Incursion of 1970. The text has been placed online by STINET.

John M. Shaw, The Cambodian Campaign: The 1970 Offensive and America's Vietnam War. Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 2005. xiv, 222 pp.

"Symposium on the United States Military Action in Cambodia, 1970, in the Light of International and Constitutional Law," The American Journal of International Law, 65:1 (January 1971). If you browse the Internet through an institution that has subscribed to JSTOR, you can access the text directly through the links below or go through the JSTOR American Journal of International Law browse page.

Text of a Statement on Legal Aspects of U.S. Military Action in Cambodia by John H. Stevenson, Legal Adviser of the U.S. Department of State, to the NYC Bar Association, New York City, May 28, 1970. Tokyo: U.S. Information Service Press and Publications Branch. 11 pp., of which pp. 8-11 are footnotes. Quite interesting; says (p. 2) the United States might have been able to persuade the Cambodian Government to request the Cambodian incursion, but chose not to do so, because this would have compromised the neutrality of the Cambodian Government. He said the United States prefers that Cambodia remain neutral, not ally itself with the United States and the Republic of Vietnam. The text has been placed on-line in the Virtual Vietnam Archive of the Vietnam Project at Texas Tech University.

Brig. Gen. Tran Dinh Tho, The Cambodian Incursion.  Washington, D.C.: U.S. Army Center of Military Hisory, 1979. x, 245 pp. The text has been placed on-line in the Virtual Vietnam Archive of the Vietnam Project, at Texas Tech University, in three parts: Front matter and pp. 1-81, pp. 82-179, pp. 180-245.

"Transcript of News Conference by Secretary of Defense Melvin R. Laird," Washington, May 2, 1970. 26 pp. Lt. Gen. John Vogt, USAF, Director, J-3 (Operations), Joint Staff; Brig. Gen. George Blanchard, USA, Director, Vietnam Task Force, OASD(ISA); and Col. F.H. Thrush, were with Laird in this Pentagon press briefing. The text has been placed on-line in the Virtual Vietnam Archive of the Vietnam Project at Texas Tech University.

The Virtual Vietnam Archive of the Vietnam Project, at Texas Tech University, is placing online a huge quantity of U.S. Military documents. Some of those relating to operations in Cambodia are:


 

For documents on U.S. policy toward Cambodia, see the series Foreign Relations of the United States, one relevant volume of which is available online, listed in State Department publications.

Congressional committee hearings and reports on Laos and Cambodia

USAF Project CHECO reports on the air war in Cambodia

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