Blood and Vengeance: One Family's Story of the War in Bosnia Hardcover – 19 Aug 1998
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About the Author
Sudetic studied English, journalism, and Slavic languages at Ohio State University and Indiana University and was a Fulbright scholar in Yugoslavia during 1984 and 1985. He works as a political analyst for the International Crisis Group. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
Top Customer Reviews
What is extraordinary is that he manages to convey both the dark complexity of the Bosnian people and their history (the self-exculpating label used by the EU and UN as they sat by and tolerated mass murder) and the simple truth of Serb agression and expansionism in the late 20th century (something only Bill Clinton's White House and NATO would admit).
He clarifies the simplifications: there are multi-culturalist Serbs, Ustasha Muslims and Communist Croats, and not just one or two: inconvenient facts swept under the carpet of real-politik winner's history books.
He simplifies the confusions: the Greater Serbian dream, that drove Milosevic and the majority it took to vote him to power, was to create a mono-ethnic state (and for what?).
Like the people of Sarajevo at the recently held 20th commemoration of the seige I attended, I could not even cry: I felt I was there myself at the fall of the 'Safe Area' of Srebrenica and had to survive to the end.
I am sorry to say that, in my opinion, there will be war there again, and within 20 years if those who fired the snipers and mortar rounds are not brought to justice, and soon. Everyone knows who they are, and they are living comfortably in a Belgrade suburb with the lights on at night.
I worked in an orphanage during the war and this book is the most accurate sense of the horror and the helplessness we felt, whether we were onlookers, outsiders, insiders, victims or conscripted soldiers. The desperation...the heart of darkness all around.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Chuck Sudetic has a family connection to this tale, because he is married to a Serbian woman from Belgrade whose sister married into a Bosnian Muslim family, the family of the... Read morePublished on 8 April 2013 by K. Maric
Blood and Vengeance by Chuck Sudetic is an excellent read from start to finish. You view the war in Bosnia from the viewpoint of a few Bosnian families. Read morePublished on 14 Mar. 2011 by Gerard Clarke
The majority of Serbs who claim their massive crimes against humanity in the Balkans over the past 8 years are lies and propaganda, should read this book. Read morePublished on 7 May 1999
This outstanding book provides a thorough historical review from 1300 to 1997. The cast of true caracters is so immense that the book was difficult to follow in the beginning, but... Read morePublished on 30 Oct. 1998
Blood and Vengeance is a gripping account of the date of the unlucky people who were trapped in the Srebrenica "safe" zone. Read morePublished on 16 Sept. 1998
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