Milosevic: Portrait of a Tyrant

Milosevic: Portrait of a Tyrant By Dusko Doder Louise Branson, Milosevic Portrait of a Tyrant The Kosovo war in the spring of introduced many to the man newspapers have called the butcher of the Balkans but few understand the crucial role he has played continues to play in the most troub
  • Title: Milosevic: Portrait of a Tyrant
  • Author: Dusko Doder Louise Branson
  • ISBN: 9780684843087
  • Page: 207
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Milosevic: Portrait of a Tyrant By Dusko Doder Louise Branson, The Kosovo war in the spring of 1999 introduced many to the man newspapers have called the butcher of the Balkans, but few understand the crucial role he has played continues to play in the most troubled part of Europe Directly or indirectly, he s waged war instigated brutal ethnic cleansing in Croatia, Bosnia Kosovo, he was indicted for war crimThe Kosovo war in the spring of 1999 introduced many to the man newspapers have called the butcher of the Balkans, but few understand the crucial role he has played continues to play in the most troubled part of Europe Directly or indirectly, he s waged war instigated brutal ethnic cleansing in Croatia, Bosnia Kosovo, he was indicted for war crimes in 5 99 His rise to power, from lowly Serbian apparatchik to president of Yugoslavia, is a tale of intrigue, cynical manipulation deceit whose full dimensions have never been presented to the public In this 1st full length biography of the Yugoslav leader, veteran foreign correspondents Doder Branson paint a disturbing portrait of a cunning politician who hasn t shied from fomenting wars double crossing enemies allies alike in his ruthless pursuit of power Whereas most dictators encourage a cult of personality around themselves, Milosevic has been content to operate in the shadows, shunning publicity allowing others to grab the limelight then to take the heat when things go badly His secretive style emerged in response to a family history of depression his parents were suicides has served him well as he begins his 2nd decade in power Doder Branson introduce us to key figures behind Milosevic s rise his wife, Mirjana Markovic, often justifiably described as a Serbian Lady Macbeth, the Balkan US politicians who learned, too late, about the costs of underestimating him They also reveal how the USA refused to take the necessary action in 1992 to remove him from power without bloodshed not realizing that he uses such moments of weakness as opportunities to lull his opponents into traps, thereby paving the way for a new consolidation of power Now, in the wake of the victory in Kosovo, it remains to be seen whether America will learn this lesson or whether we will allow this deeply troubled man to continue to pose a threat to European peace security.
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    1. Dusko Doder Louise Branson

      Dusko Doder is an award winning journalist and author He worked for the Washington Post as a reporter, foreign correspondent and editor As Moscow correspondent, he had a world beat on the death of Soviet dictator Yuri Andropov, much to the chagrin of the CIA which emphatically denied the story He was the only western journalist to interview Soviet leader Konstantin Chernenko Doder won two Overseas Press Club Citations for Excellence and the Edward Weintal Prize for Diplomatic Reporting The Washington Post nominated him for the Pulitzer Prize for his reporting from Moscow He has written a number of non fiction books including the best selling biography of Mikhail Gorbachev The Heretic in the Kremlin The Firebird Affair is his first novel.

    195 thoughts on “Milosevic: Portrait of a Tyrant”

    1. I read this biography of Slobodan Milo evi to supplement that of LeBor and to obtain a different perspective Certainly, he can t be that bad Well, according to these authors, he is maybe worse.As so often happens, I read the books out of order, LeBor s being a bit current Here Milo evi , although indicted, is still clinging to power just after the NATO bombing campaign Yet, some of his creatures continue to influence contemporary Serbian politics and some of the indicted continue to be protecte [...]


    2. I was looking for such a book for a long time as I only knew snippets about the topic So here it is a book that presents everything chronologically, showing how the dictator reached power and then maneuvered everyone around him to stay there, while also bringing destruction everywhere It s sad that although I live next door, in Romania, there s very little information about what happened, and here I talk about translated books.This one does a very good job, presenting everything like a story, wi [...]


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