Books on the War in the Former Yugoslavia

978-0-8223-3223-7 Today alll the papers have more information on the arrest of Bosnian Serb war criminal Radovan Karadzic and the news has been the occasion to look back at the war and its aftermath. Duke has published several relevant titles if you’re looking to expand your knowledge of those dark events. Former U.S. diplomat Louis D. Sell’s Slobodan Milosevic and the Destruction of Yugoslavia is a political biography of the now-deceased tyrant.In This Was Not Our War: Bosnian Women Reclaiming the Peace, Swanee Hunt provides intimate portraits of 26 Bosnian women working to rebuild their country after the war. In The Body of War: Media, Ethnicity, and Gender in the Break-up of Yugoslavia, Dubravka Žarkov takes a more cultural studies kind of approach, analyzing the representations of female and male bodies in the Croatian and Serbian press in the late 1980s and in 978-0-8223-3355-5the early 1990s. With Muslim, Croatian, and Serbian journalists and historians as contributors, Burn This House: The Making and Unmaking of Yugoslavia elucidates the Balkan tragedy while directing attention toward the antiwar movement and the work of the independent media that have largely been ignored by the U.S. press. And Phillip Corwin’s Dubious Mandate: A Memoir of the UN in Bosnia, Summer 1995, interweaves personal experiences of daily life in a war zone—supply shortages, human suffering, assassination attempts, corruption—with historical facts, as Corwin challenges commonly held views of the war with his own highly informed, discerning, and trenchant political commentary.

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