Balkan Ghosts by Robert D. Kaplan audiobook

Balkan Ghosts: A Journey Through History

By Robert D. Kaplan
Read by Nigel Patterson

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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 of the Balkan Ghost includes six opinion pieces written by Robert Kaplan about the Balkans between 1996 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.

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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 of the Balkan Ghost includes six opinion pieces written by Robert Kaplan about the Balkans between 1996 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.

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by Steve 1/30/2020
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Kudos for releasing an audio book version.

My grandfather emigrated to the US from Austria-Hungary in 1905 and my parents wouldn't discuss much about the old country with me. Here are a few references about Yugoslavia, some declassified since the first publishing of this book:

[1] Croatia: Kingdom of Yugoslavia (1918–1941), Harold B Lee Library, Brigham Young University (contains links to multiple historical references albeit would be helpful if they were all translated to English)

[2] SOE and British Involvement in the Belgrade Coup d'Etat of March 1941 - David AT Stafford, Cambridge University Press, Volume 36, Issue 3, September 1977 , pp. 399-419 [Published online 27 January 2017]

[3] Hitler's Shadow: Nazi War Criminals, US Intelligence and the Cold War, Richard Breitman, 2010, National Archives

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Author Bio: Robert D. Kaplan

Author Bio: Robert D. Kaplan

Robert David Kaplan is an American journalist, currently a National Correspondent for the Atlantic Monthly. His writings have also been featured in numerous other newspapers and publications, and his more controversial essays about the nature of US power have spurred debate in academia, the media, and the highest levels of government. A frequent theme in his work is the reemergence of cultural and historical tensions temporarily suspended during the Cold War.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/History
Runtime: 12.91
Audience: Adult
Language: English