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Author Doder, Dusko.

Title Milosevic : portrait of a tyrant / Dusko Doder and Louise Branson.

Published New York, NY : Free Press, [1999]


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  949.7103092 MILO/ DODE    DUE 21-06-20
Physical description xiv, 304 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 285-291) and index.
Contents 1. Cold Narcissus -- 2. Faustian Bargain -- 3. In Tito's Long Shadow -- 4. Croatian Intrigues -- 5. The Abdication of the West -- 6. The Summer of Discontent -- 7. The Unquiet American -- 8. A Question of Loyalty -- 9. The Most Expensive Cease-fire in History -- 10. The High Priest of Chaos -- 11. The End of the Caravan of Dreams.
Summary "Who is Slobodan Milosevic?"--BOOK JACKET. "Is he the next Saddam Hussein, the leader of a renegade nation who will continue to torment the United States for years to come? Or is he the next Moammar Qaddafi, an international outcast silenced for good by a resolute American bombing campaign?"--BOOK JACKET.
"In this first full-length biography of the Yugoslav leader, veteran foreign correspondents Dusko Doder and Louise Branson paint a disturbing portrait of a cunning politician who has not shied from fomenting wars and double-crossing enemies and allies alike in his ruthless pursuit of power. Whereas most dictators encourage a cult of personality around themselves, Milosevic has been content to operate in the shadows, shunning publicity and allowing others to grab the limelight - and then to take the heat when things go badly. Milosevic's secretive style, the authors show, emerged in response to a family history of depression (both of his parents committed suicide) and has served him well as he begins his second decade in power."--BOOK JACKET.
"Doder and Branson introduce us to the key figures behind Milosevic's rise: his wife, Mirjana Markovic, who is often described (with justification) as a Serbian Lady Macbeth, and the Balkan and American politicians who learned, too late, about the costs of underestimating Milosevic. They also reveal how the United States refused to take the necessary action in 1992 to remove Milosevic from power without bloodshed - not realizing that he uses such moments of weakness as opportunities to lull his opponents into traps, thereby paving the way for a new consolidation of power."--BOOK JACKET.
Other author Branson, Louise.
Subject Milošević, Slobodan, 1941-2006.
Presidents -- Yugoslavia -- Serbia -- Biography.
Serbia -- Politics and government -- 1945-
Yugoslavia -- Politics and government -- 1980-1992.
Yugoslavia -- Ethnic relations.
ISBN 0684843080