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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On 5 October , 1988 , Mihalj Kertes , an ethnic Hungarian who was one of
Milošević ' s most faithful executioners , led a crowd of factory workers by foot ,
bus and even tractor from the town of Bačka Palanka to Novi Sad , forty
kilometres away .
Outside the crowd was calling for Milošević . Gračanin said : “ Slobo was
psychologically incapable of speaking in front of such large crowds ” . After hours
of resisting , Dizdarević , the federal President , agreed to speak , believing that ,
as a ...
It was a show of power – to keep a crowd waiting for hours . The federal
President speaks , and they don ' t leave . Finally Slobodan comes . He speaks
briefly for four minutes . The crowd shouts : “ Arrest Vllasi ! " , Slobodan did not
hear it ...
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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