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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars EXCELLENT
Very good, very balanced account - I've had a dubious honour of witnessing most of the key events leading up to the War and I am impressed by the accuracy of the account; I only wish TV journalists were half as unbiased in their reporting while it actually mattered.
Published on 14 Aug 2004 by darkone1uk

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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A bit ambitious
Interesting and certainly a counter balance to the plethora of biased and one sided views of the recent Balkan conflict. I feel the general thesis of the book is hidden behind too ambitious a project. It leaves one wanting more detail on individual events without ever receiving a true overview. Perhaps it would have been better to split into two volumes.
Published on 11 Jan 2001


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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars EXCELLENT, 14 Aug 2004
This review is from: The Serbs: History, Myth and the Destruction of Yugoslavia (Yale Nota Bene) (Paperback)
Very good, very balanced account - I've had a dubious honour of witnessing most of the key events leading up to the War and I am impressed by the accuracy of the account; I only wish TV journalists were half as unbiased in their reporting while it actually mattered.
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Accurate facts, abit disjointed in places, 11 Feb 2004
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This review is from: The Serbs: History, Myth and the Destruction of Yugoslavia (Yale Nota Bene) (Paperback)
I found Tim Judah's book to be quite well-balanced, although some may argue that the front cover is clearly biased against Serbs (photo shows Muslim prisoners blind-folded and being taken by Serbs for execution near Mount Ozren). While Judah's book contains many detailed and accurate facts about the history of the Serbs, there are times where his style becomes abit confused.
For example, he would sometimes jump from describing the ethnic cleansing in Bosnia during 1992 by the Bosnian Serb army and for no apparent reason, go back about 500 years in history and start describing the medieval Serbian kingdom. I do think that Judah has maybe tried too hard to squash 1,300 years of Serb history in the Balkans into just one volume of under 400 pages. Nevertheless, one of the better books on Serbian history.
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10 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Insightful and well-balanced cover of a complicated conflict, 22 April 1998
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Compared to so many other books on the recent history of Yugoslavia Judah's book is insightful and engaging. Of the many books I have read on this topic in recent years this is by far one of the best. It is also refreshingly free from the prejudices to which many other authors fall. Oskar Lindström
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A bit ambitious, 11 Jan 2001
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This review is from: The Serbs: History, Myth and the Destruction of Yugoslavia (Yale Nota Bene) (Paperback)
Interesting and certainly a counter balance to the plethora of biased and one sided views of the recent Balkan conflict. I feel the general thesis of the book is hidden behind too ambitious a project. It leaves one wanting more detail on individual events without ever receiving a true overview. Perhaps it would have been better to split into two volumes.
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3 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars useful read on serbian history and recent events, 21 Jan 1998
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Cover text is appalling and does not reflect a reasonably balanced and researched content. However, I still find accounts of events leading to the recent conflict too deterministic.
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