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The Fall of Milosevic: The October 5th Revolutionby Dragan Bujosevic
Synopses & Reviews
Told for the first time, the riveting story of how common people-miners, cooks, former soldiers-shook off the intimidation of Serbian strongman Slobadan Milosevic and overthrew, peacefully, his tyrannical regime. Based on numerous interviews with participants, from the man in the street to top officials in the Serbian regime, The Fall of Milosevicrecounts the exhilaration, fear and chaos of a population rising in opposition to a tyrant, the “Butcher of the Balkans.” As the people gather in protest, behind the scenes the pillars of Milosevics regime crumble as politicians, military officers, and the police desert a leader no longer legitimate in the eyes of the people. This is the story of individuals facing down fear and rising up for democracy.
Book News Annotation:
Based on interviews with 60 individuals—government ministers, army officers, police officials, and "ordinary" people— this work by Serbian journalists Bujosevic and Radovanovic reconstructs the events of October 5th, 2000, in which Serbian crowds forced the resignation of Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic. The narrative encompasses events in the street, the actions of the police and the army deciding whether to obey orders coming from Milosevic, and the planning meetings of the political opposition. Annotation (c)2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
The gripping description of the chaotic day in which common people rose up to overthrow Serbias tyrant.
About the Author
Dragan Bujosevic, one of the foremost journalists in Serbia, is now deputy editor in chief of NIN, a leading newsmagazine, and host of a television political talk show in Belgrade.
Ivan Radovanovic is a journalist who reported on Serbias various wars in the Balkans, a novelist, and is education coordinator for journalists in Media Center Belgrade.
Table of Contents
Stop Them with Wasps * Makis Molotov Cocktails * The Battle of Kolubara * Vlajko Stojiljkovic, the “Military Commander” * Djindjic meets Legija * Attack Plan, Defense Plan * “Arrest Velja Ilic and Svilanovic” * Parliament Will Burn * Cacak on the Ibar Highway * Glorija at the General Staff * Mutiny at the Bastille * Bulldozer! * The Patriarchs Blessing * Him or Us! * The Assault on the Parliament * Parliament Falls * The Battle of Vlajkoviceva Street * Teargas from the Skies * Rescuing the Police * Milanovic Runs the Gauntlet * The Boys from Brazil * The Last Police Station * Politika Falls to DOS * The New Radio Television Serbia * Hotel de Ville * Tanks * Bosko Buha, Outlaw * The Army vs. State Security * Milosevic receives Kostunica
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