Kosovo: A Short History

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Macmillan, 1998 - Balkan Peninsula - 492 pages
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with a new introduction by the author"What could have been mere academic hairsplitting in the hands of another author is transformed by Malcolm into a thrilling detective story." --New York Times Book Review"Excellent." --The New York Review of Books"In this awe-inspiring work, Malcolm has created an essential aid to anyone who wishes to understand this tragic region today. . . . His book is exceptional not only for his unimpeachable research, but also for his equitable examination of the conflicting ethnic views of what really happened in this contentious region, and his determination to debunk dangerous myths." --Publishers Weekly (starred review)"A book every policy expert, journalist and lay person must read." --Wall Street Journal"Malcolm's narrative is gripping, even brilliant at times. . . . He takes to his task with the vigor of a detective driven by true passion. At times his claims are, in terms of Balkan history, quite revolutionary." --The Economist

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Prior to reading "Kosovo: A short history", I knew sweet fa about Kosovo, except that it featured in the media in the 1990s for all the wrong reasons. Now I know this small, landlocked nation (or at ... Read full review

KOSOVO: A Short History

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A timely and penetrating history of the Balkans' next crisis zone—the Serbian province of Kosovo. With its 90 percent ethnic Albanian population dominated by Serbs with a nasty record of human-rights ... Read full review

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About the author (1998)

Noel Malcolm is a British columnist, writer and editor who was born in 1956. He was educated at Cambridge University and was a Fellow of Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge from 1981 to 1988. Malcolm left teaching to become the Foreign Editor of the Spectator and a political columnist for London's Daily Telegraph. Malcolm has written Bosnia: A Short Story, which puts the Bosnia-Hercegovina conflict into historical context and Kosovo: A Short Story, which outlines its history from medieval Serb state into modern times.

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