Before April of 1992, Isak Gaši was a world-class athlete and community leader, content to live a quiet life with his wife and infant daughter in the Bosnian city of Brčko. He never could have dreamed that within just a few short years, he would come face to face with Serbian President Slobodan Milošević and others indicted for war crimes, as a lead prosecution witness at the International Criminal Trials for the Former Yugoslavia.
Eyewitness is an accessible history that joins the personal story of a man who was close to the action with the war’s broader historical and political contexts. In a world still challenged by ethnic violence and refugee response, this story of justice, forgiveness, and truth will resonate with readers for many years to come.
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About the Author
Shaun Koos is a retired hospital executive who grew up in Minneapolis, Minnesota. After graduating magna cum laude from Carleton College, he earned a graduate degree from the University of Washington. He rowed in UW's graduate program, feeling some connection to the school's storied history and the boys in its 1936 boat. Shaun is a former member of the US canoe and kayak team, and the former Secretary of USA Canoe/Kayak. It was through canoeing that he met Isak Gaši. His primary interests as a writer are in historical biography and in exploring the motivations, mindsets, and actions of individuals who confront and surmount great challenges.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Fascinating true story. The authors helped clarify for me what really happened to Yugoslavia. The history, geography and motivations are all explained thru his horrifying true story. It's a quick read and well worth your time.
A compelling story matched with a well-written narrative