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Judgement Day: The Trial of Slobodan Milosevic
For the first time in recorded history, a world leader has been brought before a court that has a valid claim to represent all the other nations of the world. Judgement Day tells the remarkable story of the International Criminal Court, the world's first truly global war-crimes court, how it came into being, and the lengths to which its prosecutors went to in order to indi ...more
Hardcover, 272 pages
Published July 5th 2005 by Atlantic Monthly Press
(first published July 8th 2004)
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http://nhw.livejournal.com/182162.html[return][return]The title makes it sound as if this is a book restricted just to the one event, the Milosevic trial. In fact it's not, and what you get is a very good quick summary of the entire Yugoslav crisis from the beginning, and then also an account of the politics of the establishment of the war crimes tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, before we get to the dramatic events surrounding the fall, arrest and prosecution of Milosevic. There have been sur ...more
Read the blurb, read Nicholas Whyte's Super Review below (super in length and quality), there's not much else you need to know. What I find most amazing is that - at the time of review - this book's only earnt a 2.5 star average! Given that it is a superbly written account of truly world-changing events, and that you obviously know what sort of tale you're getting going in, and from which side it's going to be told, then I can only presume the low rating is due to people with a "personal issue". ...more
Well-written - it was easy to read (in terms of the writing style, not the subject matter) and it was well-organized. I'm of the opinion that the general public, at least in America, knows far too little about the wars in the Balkans, and this book is a great introduction for people who don't know about them. It's also a great read for people (like myself) who know quite a bit about Balkan history. I would absolutely recommend this book.