The Dragon in the Land of Snows: A History of Modern Tibet Since 1947
In 1950 the Chinese PLA entered Tibet. That is about the only fact that those approving and those opposing China's Tibet politics agree on. This book sheds light on what happened behind the scenes, but the writing is a bit too dry to bring it all to life.

Pimlico, London 1999, ISBN 0712665331 BibTeX citation