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The Fall of Yugoslavia: The Third Balkan War, Third Revised Edition Paperback – September 1, 1996
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From the Back Cover
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.
About 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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Glenny obviously understands the Balkan mentality and adroitly discusses many of the errors that the international community made in dealing with the conflict. In addition, he made some accurate predictions and warnings. In particular he discusses his concern about Macedonia in the epilogue written in 1996. Fighting broke out briefly in 2001 and security remains an issue. Glenny's experience as a correspondent for the BBC gave him the opportunity to interview all the most important players and his writing makes his work accessible to the larger populace. This is the best book on the war.