The War is Dead, Long Live the War
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The War is Dead, Long Live the War

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The year 2012 marks the twentieth anniversary of the onset of the worst carnage to blight Europe since the reign of the Third Reich - the Bosnian War. A hurricane of violence was unleashed by Serbian President Slobodan Milosevic and his allies, the Bosnian Serbs, in pursuit of a 'Greater Serbia'. An infamous campaign of 'ethnic cleansing' demanded the annihilation of all B...more
Hardcover, 400 pages
Published April 2012 by The Bodley Head Ltd (first published January 1st 2012)
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Liz
In August 1992, journalists Ed Vulliamy and Penny Marshall revealed to the world the concentration camps in which the Bosnian Serbs, presided over by Radovan Karadžić, Ratko Mladic and others, kept their (primarily Bosnian muslim) prisoners in the service of ethnic cleansing. Twenty years on, Vulliamy attempts to make sense of what he found, and what has happened since to those prisoners - on both a personal and a political scale.

The book's subtitle is "Bosnia: the Reckoning", but it contains se...more
Joe
This book is a must for those who need to know what really happened to the Muslim people in Bosnia just a very short time ago whilst the world stood by and let it happen. It is really well written,clear and precise whilst not losing the humanity of the stories that need to be read and witnessed...to discover how loving we are, we must discover how unloving we are...maybe i am reading it to throw more light on the shadow aspect of humanity...in any case, I will finish it and tell more people to b...more
John
Aug 29, 2013 John rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Everyone

Ed Vulliamy’s latest book adds to the ever growing list of books about Bosnia and the former Yugoslavia however, this effort adds a new dimension to what is already out there.


To get the gist of what this book is going to be about the most important word in the title is the word ‘reckoning’ - that is to answer or give account of one’s actions or when past actions will be atoned for. Specifically, it is about the Serb’s lack of reckoning.


Like Laura Silber’s book The Death of Yugoslavia this b

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Dieter
It is an important book because it also shows what can happen when authority breaks down, when leaders and or governments sanction, in spoken or unspoken form, lawlessness, murder and cruelty and rape - there always have been and there always will be certain segments of the population who will take advantage of this "openings", who will commit unspeakable crimes to those who in previous days were neighbors, work mates or even "friends".
Nancy Stringer
"If strangers had come and put us in a camp, that could have made sense in their heads at least," recalls one survivor. "But when you put faith in your school friends, classmates and teachers, and they turn against you and want to kill you - then the world falls apart."

The book is Vulliamy's attempt to grapple with the personal and historical legacy of Omarska. At the heart of the book are the survivors. Vulliamy is interested in how the Bosniak men and women who endured the concentration camps...more
Emma
A really important book.
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