Balkan Ghosts A Journey Through History

ISBN-10: 0312424930
ISBN-13: 9780312424930
Edition: 2010
Authors: Robert D. Kaplan
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Description: From the assassination that triggered World War I to the ethnic warfare in Serbia, Bosnia, and Croatia, the Balkans have been the crucible of the twentieth century, the place where terrorism and genocide first became tools of policy. Chosen as one  More...

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Book details

List price: $19.00
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Picador
Publication date: 5/1/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 384
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

From the assassination that triggered World War I to the ethnic warfare in Serbia, Bosnia, and Croatia, the Balkans have been the crucible of the twentieth century, the place where terrorism and genocide first became tools of policy. Chosen as one of the Best Books of the Year by The New York Times, and greeted with critical acclaim as "the most insightful and timely work on the Balkans to date" (The Boston Globe), Kaplan's prescient, enthralling, and often chilling political travelogue is already a modern classic. This new edition includes six opinion pieces written by Robert Kaplan about the Balkans between l996 and 2000 beginning just after the implementation of the Dayton Peace Accords and ending after the conclusion of the Kosovo war, with the removal of Slobodan Milosevic from power.

Journalist Robert D. Kaplan is a contributing editor The Atlantic Monthly. He has traveled extensively, and his journeys through Yugoslavia and America have produced, respectively, Balkan Ghosts (which was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize) and An Empire Wilderness. Kapan is also the author of Monsoon: The Indian Ocean and the Future of American Power (Random House, 2010) and The Revenge of Geography (Random House, 2012) Kaplan has lectured at the FBI, the National Security Agency, the Pentagon's Joint Staff, major universities, the CIA, and business forums.

Prologue : saints, terrorists, blood, and holy water
Yugoslavia : historical overtures
Croatia : "just so they could go to heaven"
Old Serbia and Albania : Balkan "West Bank"
Macedonia : "a hand thirsting towards the realm of the stars"
The white city and its prophet
Romania : Latin passion play
Athenee Palace, Bucharest
The Danube's bitter end
Moldavia : "conditioned to hate"
The land beyond Dracula's castle : the painted monasteries of Bucovina
Transylvanian voices
Transylvanian tale : the Pied Piper's children go back to Hamelin
Last glimpses : Timisoara and Bucharest
Bulgaria : tales from communist Byzantium
"The warmth of each other's bodies"
The price of friendship
The bad and the good
Greece : western mistress, eastern bride
Farewell to Salonika
"Teach me, Zorba : teach me to dance!"
The secret history
Epilogue : the road to Adrianople

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