Yugoslavia: Death of a Nation

Yugoslavia: Death of a Nation

by Laura Silber, Allan Little


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"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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780140262636
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 02/28/1997
Edition description: REV
Pages: 416
Sales rank: 1,150,229
Product dimensions: 5.10(w) x 7.80(h) x 0.89(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

Table of Contents

Yugoslavia - Laura Silber and Allan Little Maps
Cast of Characters
Note on Pronunciation
Part One: Laying the ChargeChapter 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
January-August 1990
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
March 1991
Chapter 10: The Descent into War
Croatia and the Serbs
February-June 1991
Chapter 11: Conversations of the Deaf
The Last Chance Squandered
May-June 1991
Part Three: The Explosion of WarChapter 12: "The Hour of Europe Has Dawned"
Slovenia's Phoney War
June-July 1991
Chapter 13: "An Undeclared and Dirty War"
The JNA in Croatia
July-December 1991
Chapter 14: Yugoslavia à la Carte
Lord Carrington's Plan
September 1991-January 1992
Part Four: BosniaChapter 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
May-December 1992
Chapter 20: The Hottest Corner
The Fall of Srebrenica and UN Safe Areas
April 1993
Chapter 21: Last-chance Café
The Rise and Fall of the Vance-Owen Plan
January-May 1993
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
February 1994
Chapter 25: "Gaining Moral Ground"
The Washington Agreement
February 1994
Chapter 26: To the Mogadishu Line
The Battle for Gorazde, April 1994
Chapter 27: "A Dagger in the Back"
The Serbian Split
June-August 1994
Part Five: The EndgameChapter 28: "Let Us Be Pragmatic"
Cleaning up the Maps
July-August 1995
Chapter 29: Pax Americana
Chapter 30: Conclusion

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Yugoslavia: Death of a Nation 2.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
JBreedlove on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The authors write of the break up of Yugoslavia in great detail. It is more like an extended newspaper article.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is an incredibly well-researched, very thorough discussion of the disintegration of Jugoslavia. The extensive footnotes, list of parties and organizations involved, and other supplemental material make it very easy to follow the entire story. If anything, the book is too thorough, plodding-on, explaining the entire step-by-step death of Jugoslavia, ensuring all factors are explained and all parties recognized. Unlike some other reviewers, I did not detect an anti-Serb bias. This book does (very strongly) place a great deal of the blame on Milosevic. I found it oddly sympathetic with Mladic; something I have a hard time understanding. I also felt that the book gives Kucan a good deal of blame for scheming to end Jugoslavia. I do think that the book does not paint Tudjman as dark as I think he actually was.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I read this book a few days ago, and while it very good describes how the war started, and the happenings that provoked the fall of the Communists, it is very pro-muslim oriented, and profoundly anti-Serb, especially the descriptions of the falls of some Bosnian cities. However the first 5 chapters are excellent.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book of the disintegration of Jugoslavia is very detailed, nicely organized, and easy to read one. It covers the step-by-step death of Jugoslavia, and like many reviewers I found biases dragging all over the book as if the Muslims are saints and the Serbs devils. The blame on Milosevic is constant, but the blame of Tudjman does not exist. How good or bad Milosevic is/was, it was designed and decided by the USA and the Western Europe¿same like in Irag, with once Western darling Saddam Hussein and suddenly the evil, the demon. The ethnic differences in Jugoslavia were created and provoked by the USA and the Western Europe ONLY by corrupting the Balkans governments in search for more markets for their collapsing empires and places for their oil tubes for their SUV's and poluted fat ways of living.