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Balkan Ghosts: A Journey Through History

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Publisher Comments:

From the assassination that triggered World War I to the ethnic warfare in Serbia, Bosnia, and Croatia, the Balkans have been the crucible of the twentieth century, the place where terrorism and genocide first became tools of policy. Chosen as one of the Best Books of the Year by The New York Times, and greeted with critical acclaim as "the most insightful and timely work on the Balkans to date" (The Boston Globe), Kaplan's prescient, enthralling, and often chilling political travelogue is already a modern classic.

This new edition includes six opinion pieces written by Robert Kaplan about the Balkans between l996 and 2000 beginning just after the implementation of the Dayton Peace Accords and ending after the conclusion of the Kosovo war, with the removal of Slobodan Milosevic from power.

Robert D. Kaplan, a correspondent for The Atlantic Monthly, is the author of ten books on travel and foreign affairs that have been translated into many languages. They included Eastward to Tartary: Travels in the Balkans, the Middle East, and the Caucasus, a sequel to Balkan Ghosts, a sequel to Balkan Ghosts.
From the assassination that triggered World War I to the ethnic warfare in Serbia, Bosnia, and Croatia, the Balkans have been the crucible of the twentieth century, the place where terrorism and genocide first became tools of policy. Chosen as one of the Best Books of the Year by The New York Times, and greeted with critical acclaim as “the most insightful and timely work on the Balkans to date” (The Boston Globe), Kaplans prescient, enthralling, and often chilling political travelogue is already a modern classic.

 

This new edition includes six opinion pieces written by Kaplan about the Balkans between 1996 and 2000, beginning just after the implementation of the Dayton Peace Accords and ending after the conclusion of the Kosovo War, with the removal of Slobodan Milosevic from power.

"With remarkable clarity, [Kaplan] explains problems that all sides have lived with throughout the long history of the Balkan peninsula . . . Kaplan succeeds in presenting the everyday experience of different Balkan communities in a vivid and significant way. Balkan Ghosts offers the complexity, brutality, and beauty in traveling in both the past and the present."—The Seattle Times
"In 1989, the Berlin Wall fell. That November, while the world danced in the rubble of the wall, a journalist named Robert Kaplan was in Kosovo watching a riot between ethnic Serbs and Albanians. The future, Kaplan wrote, was not in a reuniting Germany but in a fragmenting Yugoslavia. In Yugoslavia, Kaplan saw the impending collapse of nation states and the rise of a Hobbesian jungle of gang wars, tribal slaughter and ideological jihads. Kaplan, of course, was right."—Porter J. Goss, Director of Central Intelligence

 

"Important . . . Kaplan is a striking and evocative writer."—The Washington Post

 

"Mr. Kaplan spares no individual and no nation . . . as he demonstrates his literary powers at their fullest."—The New York Times Book Review

 

"Kaplan is a striking and evocative writer, and the Balkans offer him all the richness of a García Marquez world, where the fantastic is everyday life."—San Francisco Examiner

 

"With remarkable clarity, [Kaplan] explains problems that all sides have lived with throughout the long history of the Balkan peninsula . . . Kaplan succeeds in presenting the everyday experience of different Balkan communities in a vivid and significant way. Balkan Ghosts offers the complexity, brutality, and beauty in traveling in both the past and the present."—The Seattle Times

 

"An often rewarding odyssey filled with vivid writing."—The Wall Street Journal

 

"Historical perspective makes Kaplan a superb observer . . . He artfully blends his reporter's notes with rich historical reflection."—Business Week

 

"A well-documented account of the Balkan's past and present . . . Kaplan . . . forcefully illustrates that the irreconcilable differences among Serbs, Croatians, and Bosnians are only one part of the seething ethic, religious, and cultural tensions tearing at a much larger region."—Pittsburgh Post Gazette

Synopsis:

On the day that Paris fell to the Nazis, R. G. Waldeck was checking into the swankiest hotel in Bucharest, the Athene Palace. A cosmopolitan center during the war, the hotel was populated by Italian and German oilmen hoping to secure new business opportunities in Romania, international spies cloaked in fake identities, and Nazi officers whom Waldeck discovered to be intelligent but utterly bloodless. A German Jew and a reporter for Newsweek, Waldeck became a close observer of the Nazi invasion. As King Carol first tried to placate the Nazis, then abdicated the throne in favor of his son, Waldeck was dressing for dinners with diplomats and cozying up to Nazi officers to get insight and information. From her unique vantage, she watched as Romania, a country with a pro-totalitarian elite and a deep strain of anti-Semitism, suffered civil unrest, a German invasion, and an earthquake, before turning against the Nazis.
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A striking combination of social intimacy and disinterest political analysis, Athene Palace evokes the elegance and excitement of the dynamic international community in Bucharest before the world had comes to grips with the horrors of war and genocide. Waldeckand#8217;s account strikingly presents the finely wrought surface of dinner parties, polite discourse, and charisma, while recognizing the undercurrents of violence and greed that ran through the denizens of Athene Palace.

Synopsis:

From the assassination that triggered World War I to the ethnic warfare in Serbia, Bosnia, and Croatia, the Balkans have been the crucible of the twentieth century, the place where terrorism and genocide first became tools of policy. Chosen as one of the Best Books of the Year by The New York Times, and greeted with critical acclaim as "the most insightful and timely work on the Balkans to date" (The Boston Globe), Kaplan's prescient, enthralling, and often chilling political travelogue is already a modern classic.

This new edition includes six opinion pieces written by Robert Kaplan about the Balkans between l996 and 2000 beginning just after the implementation of the Dayton Peace Accords and ending after the conclusion of the Kosovo war, with the removal of Slobodan Milosevic from power.

About the Author

Robert D. Kaplan, a correspondent for The Atlantic Monthly, is the author of more than a dozen books on travel and foreign affairs that have been translated into many languages. They included Eastward to Tartary: Travels in the Balkans, the Middle East, and the Caucasus and Balkan Ghosts: A Journey Through History.

Table of Contents

Foreword by Robert D. Kaplan
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1and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160; Rumanian Scene
2and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160; Athene Palace
3and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160; The Germans
4and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160; Fifth Column
5and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160; Bessarabia
6and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160; Transylvania
7and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160; The King
8and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160; Abdication
9and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160; Regina Mama
10and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160; Bloodless Revolution
11and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160; Military Mission
12and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160; The Hohe Tier
13and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160; November in Bucharest
14and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160; German Order
15and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160; Rumanian Finale
16and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160; Epilogue

Product Details

ISBN:
9780312424930
Author:
Kaplan, Robert D
Publisher:
Picador USA
Author:
Kaplan, Robert D.
Author:
Waldeck, R. G.
Subject:
Description and travel
Subject:
History
Subject:
Europe - Eastern
Subject:
Essays & Travelogues
Subject:
General History
Subject:
Eastern Europe - Balkan Republics
Subject:
Travel
Subject:
Balkan Peninsula History.
Subject:
Balkan Peninsula Description and travel.
Subject:
World History-Eastern Europe
Subject:
Europe - General
Subject:
Modern - 20th Century
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback
Publication Date:
20050531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
1 map
Pages:
368
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.5 x 1.4 in

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"Synopsis" by ,
On the day that Paris fell to the Nazis, R. G. Waldeck was checking into the swankiest hotel in Bucharest, the Athene Palace. A cosmopolitan center during the war, the hotel was populated by Italian and German oilmen hoping to secure new business opportunities in Romania, international spies cloaked in fake identities, and Nazi officers whom Waldeck discovered to be intelligent but utterly bloodless. A German Jew and a reporter for Newsweek, Waldeck became a close observer of the Nazi invasion. As King Carol first tried to placate the Nazis, then abdicated the throne in favor of his son, Waldeck was dressing for dinners with diplomats and cozying up to Nazi officers to get insight and information. From her unique vantage, she watched as Romania, a country with a pro-totalitarian elite and a deep strain of anti-Semitism, suffered civil unrest, a German invasion, and an earthquake, before turning against the Nazis.
and#160;
A striking combination of social intimacy and disinterest political analysis, Athene Palace evokes the elegance and excitement of the dynamic international community in Bucharest before the world had comes to grips with the horrors of war and genocide. Waldeckand#8217;s account strikingly presents the finely wrought surface of dinner parties, polite discourse, and charisma, while recognizing the undercurrents of violence and greed that ran through the denizens of Athene Palace.
"Synopsis" by ,
From the assassination that triggered World War I to the ethnic warfare in Serbia, Bosnia, and Croatia, the Balkans have been the crucible of the twentieth century, the place where terrorism and genocide first became tools of policy. Chosen as one of the Best Books of the Year by The New York Times, and greeted with critical acclaim as "the most insightful and timely work on the Balkans to date" (The Boston Globe), Kaplan's prescient, enthralling, and often chilling political travelogue is already a modern classic.

This new edition includes six opinion pieces written by Robert Kaplan about the Balkans between l996 and 2000 beginning just after the implementation of the Dayton Peace Accords and ending after the conclusion of the Kosovo war, with the removal of Slobodan Milosevic from power.

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