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A Paper House: The Ending of Yugoslavia

4.04  ·  Rating Details ·  27 Ratings  ·  3 Reviews
Timely & incisive, A Paper House powerfully evokes what was once Yugoslavia & gives a cogent analysis of its violent disintegration, which has become headline news worldwide.
In the summer of 1991, Yugoslavia died amidst a hail of cluster bombs & mortar rounds. The nation that had once boasted of forging a middle ground between Western capitalism & Eastern
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Paperback, 356 pages
Published December 27th 1992 by Vintage (London) (first published 1992)
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Boris Cesnik
Feb 03, 2016 Boris Cesnik rated it really liked it
I want to be more generous. It's worth 3.5 but in the end I enjoyed it. So 4 it is.
A more journalistic and drier account of a journey through the Yugolsavian federation and its various states than the fabulous 'The Impossible Country' by Brian Hall (which I strongly reccommend).
It's an amazing source of very interesting histrical notes on each country specially if considering the book's briefness. It takes a century to recounter the whole history of that region and probably a day to destroy it.
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Erik Graff
Mar 30, 2013 Erik Graff rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: South Slavs
Recommended to Erik by: no one
Shelves: history
This was one of the better books I read about the break-up of Yugoslavia, ranking with Misha Glenny's work in quality and knowledgeability. The only reason not to read this book is that it is dated.

Mark Thompson, the author, is an historian, not to be confused with the journalist of the same name.
Syd
Dec 16, 2009 Syd rated it really liked it
Shelves: history
This book made me want to read more books about Yugoslavia...which I haven't done yet. However, when I hear news about Bosnia or Montenegro, I no longer feel like an idiot. Tito...well, I can't really go into Tito. Read it.
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Mark Thompson is an award winning British historian. He has written three books including The White War (2008), an account of the travesties of the Italian army on the Austrian front during World War I, which discussed restoring the Roman practice of decimation, the random execution of troops in order to enforce
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