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Illustrations, maps, and graphs enhance this informative guide about the history of Yugoslavia, its Serbian past and its present day conflict with a look at the internal cultural strife, the recent U.S. bombings, and more.
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Grade 6-9-This book opens with two pages of emotionally charged quotations from refugees about their forced departure from Kosovo, but the tone of the text itself is dispassionate and balanced. In the first chapter, a history of important milestones and movements of people in the Balkans is laid out in an easy-to-understand manner. The sections that follow discuss the breakup of Yugoslavia, the Dayton peace accord, and the involvement of NATO forces. While the text is generally clear, the major role played by the U.S. air power in the bombing of Serbia is not explicit. Also, the author misuses the term Soviet Russia when referring to the Soviet Union. Insets within chapters effectively deal with topics such as NATO, the Kosovo Liberation Army, and genocide. Black-and-white and full-color photographs show the plight of refugees and the results of bombing without being too graphic. A useful addition for collections needing background information on current events.
Elizabeth Talbot, University of Illinois, Champaign
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Book Description Millbrook Press, 2000. Library Binding. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX0761317503
Book Description Millbrook Press, 2000. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0761317503