The Road to Kosovo: A Balkan Diary / Edition 1

The Road to Kosovo: A Balkan Diary / Edition 1

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by Greg Campbell
     
 

ISBN-10: 0813337674

ISBN-13: 9780813337678

Pub. Date: 02/11/2000

Publisher: Basic Books

This first-person, on-the-road travel account takes us through one of the most dangerous and hate-filled regions on earth--the former republics of Yugoslavia--and into a land still immersed in brutal combat, Kosovo. Part travel diary, part historical guide, The Road to Kosovo shows us war and the struggle for peace through the eyes of a young journalist

Overview

This first-person, on-the-road travel account takes us through one of the most dangerous and hate-filled regions on earth--the former republics of Yugoslavia--and into a land still immersed in brutal combat, Kosovo. Part travel diary, part historical guide, The Road to Kosovo shows us war and the struggle for peace through the eyes of a young journalist forced by circumstances to travel to Kosovo the hard way, by car, after being turned down for a Yugoslavian visa.

Though the peace agreement reached in Dayton in 1995 supposedly ensures freedom of movement, it is soon apparent that the threat of death lurks around every twist and turn. As the same international peace brokers who fashioned the Dayton Accord scramble and fret over Kosovo, the author and his readers have the rare opportunity to assess the Accord's impact on the ground. Through poignantly reported vignettes throughout Bosnia--not in media tents but in the homes of locals, in their bars, and on the side of the road--an uneasy picture emerges. The region is, clearly, far from peace.

Told in a style that is sad, thoughtful, horrifying and, above all, human, The Road to Kosovo bridges an important gap between what we are told of Bosnia and what truly has and continues to occur there.

Greg Campbell is a freelance journalist and former editor of the Boulder Weekly. He reported a series of articles from Sarajevo just after the Dayton Accord. He lives in Longmont, CO.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813337678
Publisher:
Basic Books
Publication date:
02/11/2000
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
292
Product dimensions:
0.66(w) x 6.00(h) x 9.00(d)

Table of Contents

Square One, July 1998

Mission Creeps

On the Road

Welcome to Sarajevo

The Problem With War Criminals

The Land of the Lost

Kosovo

The KLA Reserve

Defenders of the Homeland

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