|Name Philip Short||Role Journalist|
|Education Queens' College, Cambridge|
Books Mao: A Life, Pol Pot: The History of a Night, Mitterrand: A Study in Ambiguity, A Taste for Intrigue: The Multi, In Pursuit of Plants
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Philip Short (born 17 April 1945) is a British journalist and author.
He was born in Bristol on 17 April 1945. He studied at Queens' College, Cambridge. After graduation, he spent from 1967 to 1973 as a freelance journalist, first in Malawi, then in Uganda. He then joined the BBC as a foreign correspondent. He worked there for 25 years. He is the author of several books, among them the biographies of Mao Zedong, Mao: A Life published in 1999, Pol Pot, Pol Pot: Anatomy of a Nightmare, and François Mitterrand, A Taste for Intrigue: The Multiple Lives of François Mitterrand.
He presented a TV documentary on Mao Zedong entitled "Mao's Bloody Revolution Revealed" on the UK terrestrial station Five in May 2007.