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on-sided and incomplete account
on 1 November 2006
The contents of the book does not correspond with the title. Malcolm looks at Kosovo's history from an almost exclusively Albanian perspective, and fails to include the positions of other parties involved. Too often, Malcolm feels obliged to counter Serbian views in a rather symplistic manner, without even explaining these views.
Malcolm largely neglects Kosovo's recent history. I would therefore recommend "Between Serb and Albanian: History of Kosovo" by Miranda Vickers. It offers a much more balanced and credible picture, in particular for what the post WW II events is concerned.