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Philip Short

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Philip Short has written authoritative biographies including Mao: A Life and Pol Pot: History of a Nightmare, following a long career as a foreign correspondent for the BBC in Moscow, Washington and other world capitals.

He spent eight years researching and writing this book, working mainly from sources within Russia, but also in Britain, France, the United States and a dozen other countries.

Books by Philip Short


The monumental biography of the most influential leader on the world stage in the last twenty years.

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A definitive biography of one of the twentieth century's most glamorous, complicated political figures.

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