The Fall of Yugoslavia: The Third Balkan War, Third Revised Edition / Edition 3

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The Fall of Yugoslavia tells the whole, true story of the Balkan Crisis - and the ensuing war - for those around the world who have watched the battle unfold with a mixture of horror, dread, and confusion. When Croatia and Slovenia declared their independence in June 1991, peaceful neighbors of four decades took up arms against each other once again and a savage war flared in the Balkans. The underlying causes go back to business left unfinished by both the Second and First World Wars. In this acclaimed book, now revised and updated with a new chapter on the Dayton Accords and the subsequent U.S. involvement, Misha Glenny offers a sobering eyewitness chronicle of the events that rekindled the violent conflict, a lucid and impartial analysis of the politics behind them, and incisive portraits of the main personalities involved. Above all, he shows us the human realities behind the headlines and puts in its true, historical context one of the most ferocious civil wars of our time.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780140257717
  • Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 9/1/1996
  • Edition description: Revised
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 336
  • Sales rank: 629,844
  • Product dimensions: 5.10 (w) x 7.80 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

The longtime central European correspondent for the BBC World Service based in Vienna, Misha Glenny has lived in and worked all over the Balkans. His books include The Rebirth of History and The Fall of Yugoslavia, winner of the 1992 Overseas Press Club Award for Best Book on Foreign Affairs.

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Table of Contents

1 Knin, August/October 1990-January 1992: The Heart of the Matter 1
2 Belgrade, March 1991: Dress Rehearsal - Serb Eat Serb 31
3 June-July 1991: State of Independence 62
4 July 1991-January 1992: The Twilight Zone 98
5 August 1991-May 1992: Bosnia-Hercegovina - Paradise of the Damned 138
Epilogue: The Revenger's Tragedy 177
Index 185
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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 27, 2004

    Man, who cares?

    This book has all sorts of rave reviews and stellar recommendations, I thought it sucked! It's just this journalist's day-to-day diary of driving around Jugoslavia during the war, without any background of who is doing what or why he is in these places, or anything. If you're into reading about journalists, you may enjoy this book, I didn't. I wanted to read about Jugoslavia and was thoroughly disappointed. Forget this book and get 'Yugoslavia: Death of a Nation' by Laura Silber and Alan Little if you want the facts on the conflict, or 'The Impossible Country' by Brian Hall if you want a personal memoir.

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