A serious and persuasive questioning of the Serbs reputation as children of darkness in the Yugoslav War, drawing upon conversations with Serbian intellectuals in their capital. Illuminating and compelling. John Scanlan, former U.S. ambassador to Yugoslavia (1985 1989).
Florence H. Levinson was an independent journalist who wrote widely on politics and urban affairs. Her books include Harold Washington: A Political Biography; School Desegregation: Shadow and Substance; and, most recently, Belgrade: Among the Serbs.
A perfect antidote to the mediais version of the war in Yugoslavia...no one can know the meaning of the Serbian tragedy without reading this book. -- Barry Schwartz, author of The Battle for Human Nature Her account travels through the intellectual soul of a people in an ancient city caught between old terrors and a modern United Nations embargo, a people too diverse, divided, and complicated to be easily demonized. -- Clarence Page, Pulitzer Prize-winning syndicated columnist, <I>Chicago Tribune<I> * Former U.S. Ambassador To Yugoslavia * An important book...a story that badly needs telling. In a clear and lively manner, she weaves historical background with contemporary observations, leading the reader through the complex and confusing Balkan maze. -- John Scanlan * Former U.S. Ambassador To Yugoslavia *
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