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Yugoslaviaby Laura Silber
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Yugoslavia: Death of a Nation draws on hundreds of interviews with politicians, soldiers, and citizens to bring readers behind the scenes of Europe's bloodiest conflict since World War II. Published as the companion to the critically acclaimed BBC documentary broadcast on the Discovery Channel.of photos.
"The most authoritative account in English or any other language about how the war began."—The Washington Post Book World. "An essential resource for anyone of the conflict."—The New York Times Book Review.
Table of Contents
Cast of Characters
Note on Pronunciation
Part One: Laying the Charge Chapter 1: "This is Our Land"
The Stirring of Serb Nationalism
Chapter 2: "No One Should Dare to Beat You"
The Rise of Slobodan Milosevic
April 1987-December 1987
Chapter 3: "No Way Back"
The Slovene Spring, 1988
Chapter 4: "Comrade Slobodan, Think Hard"
Milosevic's Anti-Bureaucratic Revolution
July 1988-March 1989
Chapter 5: Tsar Lazar's Choice
March 1989-January 1990
Chapter 6: "A Croatian Rifle on a Croatian Shoulder"
The Awakening of Croatia
Part Two: Lighting the Fuse Chapter 7: "The Remnants of a Slaughtered People"
The Knin Rebellion
Chapter 8: "You've Chosen War"
The Arming of Slovenia and Croatia
April 1990-January 1991
Chapter 9: "If We Don't Know How to Work, At Least We Know How to Fight"
The Decisive Month
Chapter 10: The Descent into War
Croatia and the Serbs
Chapter 11: Conversations of the Deaf
The Last Chance Squandered
Part Three: The Explosion of War Chapter 12: "The Hour of Europe Has Dawned"
Slovenia's Phoney War
Chapter 13: "An Undeclared and Dirty War"
The JNA in Croatia
Chapter 14: Yugoslavia à la Carte
Lord Carrington's Plan
September 1991-January 1992
Part Four: Bosnia Chapter 15: Before the Deluge
July 1990-March 1992
Chapter 16: The Gates of Hell
The Outbreak of War in Bosnia
April 1-10, 1992
Chapter 17: The President is Kidnapped
May 2-3, 1992
Chapter 18: The Cleansing
The Summer of 1992
Chapter 19: "We Are the Winners"
The London Conference
Chapter 20: The Hottest Corner
The Fall of Srebrenica and UN Safe Areas
Chapter 21: Last-chance Café
The Rise and Fall of the Vance-Owen Plan
Chapter 22: Beware Your Friend a Hundred-fold
The Muslim-Croat Conflict
Chapter 23: The HMS Invisible
Talks at Sea, Summer 1993
Chapter 24: A Question of Control
The Market Square Bomb and the NATO Ultimatum
Chapter 25: "Gaining Moral Ground"
The Washington Agreement
Chapter 26: To the Mogadishu Line
The Battle for Gorazde, April 1994
Chapter 27: "A Dagger in the Back"
The Serbian Split
Part Five: The Endgame Chapter 28: "Let Us Be Pragmatic"
Cleaning up the Maps
Chapter 29: Pax Americana
Chapter 30: Conclusion
What Our Readers Are Saying
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