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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Gutman's report unleashed a media frenzy just as Karadžić and Koljević were in
London for EC - sponsored talks ( Britain now held the Presidency ) . Although
this was later changed on the advice of their media spin - doctors , it was their ...
Meho ' had been held there for more than a week'in an ore loader inside a cage
roughly 700 square feet with 300 other men ' . The cages were stacked four high
and separated by grates . ' There were no toilets and the prisoners had to live in ...
It straddled the main road between two large Serb - held towns in the Drina valley
– Višegrad and Foča . Both had had Muslim majorities before 1992 , but had
been ' cleansed ' with efficiency and little military effort at the start of the war .
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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