The Death of Yugoslavia
"The Death of Yugoslavia is the first account to go behind the public face of battle and into the closed worlds of the key players in the war. Laura Silber, Balkans correspondent for the Financial Times, and Allan Little, award-winning BBC journalist, plot the road to war and the war itself. They pinpoint the key events that occurred in the capitals of Belgrade and Zagreb, and in villages ravaged by 'ethnic cleansing', and draw on eye-witness testimony, scrupulous research and hundreds of interviews to give unprecedented access to the facts behind the media stories. Challenging the received wisdom that the war occurred as a spontaneous and inevitable eruption of ethnic hatreds, the authors expose, step-by-step, a plan to divide the country by force of arms." "Could anything have been done to prevent this terrible tragedy? What will be its lasting effects? The authors consider these questions and assess the present situation and its implications for future international relations."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
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Zavrl was unfazed, and gave the document to Janez Jansa, the activist who was
Mladina s JNA expert. The magazine already had copious contacts in the military
and political establishment. 'This was nothing special... the document itself was ...
On Sunday morning at 5.30 Jansa was suddenly woken up. "They searched my
home and the Mikro Ada offices, then put me in a cell without a bed or daylight,'
he said. They may say they arrested me for that military document but they never
However, the republic had, according to Jansa, already lost about seventy per
cent of its weapons stock-pile. The JNA's disarmament programme then came to
a halt. A stand-off had begun between the JNA and the force that was, ...
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - rocketjk - LibraryThing
This history by two BBC correspondents does a very good job of presenting the chronology and events of this massive deadly tragedy. The book deftly separates the many different threads of nationalism ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - cwhouston - LibraryThing
Very enjoyable single volume history of the break up of Yugoslavia. The book is well written and the chapters are logically structured and not too long. The coverage is comprehensive and, in my view, written with very little political or ethnic bias. Read full review