on 23 February 2010
This is a splendid book for those wishing to get to know something about contemporary Albania.
It is also a well researched book with details and information about key individuals and significant events durng the last 15 years of Albanian history. I particularly enjoyed the almost forensic description of the lead-up to the 1997 and 1998 political turmoil that the country twice found itself in.
Only disappointment about the book was that I thought at least a chapter could hve been devoted to political developments since 2000. Perhaps Pettifer and Vickers are saving that for their next book. If so, look forward to their next publication.