Milosevic: A Biography

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Bloomsbury Publishing, Jan 15, 2012 - Biography & Autobiography - 432 pages
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This is the first authoritative biography of Slobodan Milosevic, currently on trial at The Hague for crimes against humanity. Adam LeBor, a critically acclaimed author and journalist who covered the Yugoslav Wars for the Independent and The Times, documents the life of a man whose policies instigated four wars, who skilfully exploited the most modern techniques of media management to whip up a nationalist frenzy, and under whose rule bloody campaigns of ethnic cleansing systematically destroyed a once sophisticated multi-ethnic country, and yet who retained for a decade the ability to wrap the 'international community' round his little finger. It gives the inside story of Milosevic's childhood, his marriage to Mira (who gave him an entrée into the highest circles of Yugoslavia's political elite), his rise to power, the looted money (estimated at some $30 billion), the ascendancy of crime over politics (personified in his son Marko's enterprises), his relationships with key figures like Radovan Karadzic and Franjo Tujman, not to mention the many western diplomats, politicians and businessmen with whom he dealt for more than 10 years, and finally the story of his fall from power.
 

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Contents

Acknowledgements
1926
Childhood
1940
Meeting Mira
1955
The Capitalist Years
1977
All the Presidents
Et Tu Slobodan
Coronation in Kosovo
War No 1 Slovenia
Weathering Operation Storm
The Only Man Who Matters
War No 4 Kosovo Part 1
War No 4 Kosovo Part 2
Toppling Milosevicfrom Budapest
Slobodan at The Hague
Afterword 327
Milosevic and Tudjman Court YugoslaviasJews 341

Street Protests
What a Carve
War No 3 Bosnia
Milan Panic

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Adam LeBor extensively covered the Yugoslav wars for the Independent and The Times. He is the author of the best-selling Hitler's Secret Bankers: How Switzerland Profited from Nazi Genocide and of Seduced by Hitler: The Choices of a Nation and the Ethics of Survival and A Heart Turned East: Among the Muslims of Europe and America.

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