14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
A great all-rounder,
This review is from: The Death of Yugoslavia (BBC) (Paperback)
Having read many books on the Breakup of Yugoslavia, I have to say that this is among the best and is certainly the bast at giving the general, overall picture as to what happened (all the other books I liked mainly dealt with specific events or viewed from a particular angle).
It is also one of the easiest books to read and is intended for the mainstream readers as opposed to some which really go into the finer details with huge footnotes, written more like a legal paper than a book!.
I would recommend this book to anyone curious as to what happened during the late 80's through to the mid-90's in the Balkans, especially those who know little/nothing about the topic already!
There have been 1 or 2 comments which suggest that the politics of the book is slightly anti-serb, but having read books that have been written from all sides (to the point of actual propaganda!), I have to say that this book is very balanced and deals primarily in fact as opposed to rumours/lies/propaganda etc. Given that at the time of writing (the war was still ongoing), British policy was very pro-serbian, this was a refreshing eye-opener to many people.