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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Rašković was from Knin and had spent his entire life in Croatia , attending high
school in Zagreb and taking his PhD at the University there . In January 1990 , he
emerged - anointed by the hand of his friend , Dobrica Ćosić – as the leader of ...
Rašković firmly rejected any move to take the Serbs of Croatia out of the republic
. In June , he addressed a rally of 10 000 people in Petrinja , a small town south
of Zagreb , whose population was half Croat , half Serb . His firebrand rhetoric ...
Rašković ' s daughter , Sandra , later said the talks with Tudjman had produced
no result : He [ Rašković ] said that it was very difficult to talk with Tudjman
because he has some sentences that he repeats all the time . " Croatia is an ...
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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