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The Resource Milosevic : portrait of a tyrant, Dusko Doder and Louise Branson

Milosevic : portrait of a tyrant, Dusko Doder and Louise Branson

Label
Milosevic : portrait of a tyrant
Title
Milosevic
Title remainder
portrait of a tyrant
Statement of responsibility
Dusko Doder and Louise Branson
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Who is Slobodan Milosevic?" "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?" "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." "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."--Jacket
  • "Who is Slobodan Milosevic?" "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?" "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." "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
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Doder, Dusko
Dewey number
  • 949.7103/092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
DR2047.M55
LC item number
D63 1999
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Branson, Louise
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Presidents
  • Milošević, Slobodan
  • Serbia
  • Yugoslavia
  • Yugoslavia
  • Milošević, Slobodan
  • Présidents
  • Serbie
  • Yougoslavie
  • Yougoslavie
Label
Milosevic : portrait of a tyrant, Dusko Doder and Louise Branson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 285-291) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 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
  • 1.
  • 10.
  • The High Priest of Chaos
  • 11.
  • The End of the Caravan of Dreams
  • Cold Narcissus
  • 2.
  • Faustian Bargain
  • 3.
  • In Tito's Long Shadow
  • 4.
  • Croatian Intrigues
Control code
41951346
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiv, 304 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780684843087
Lccn
99041729
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)41951346
Label
Milosevic : portrait of a tyrant, Dusko Doder and Louise Branson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 285-291) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 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
  • 1.
  • 10.
  • The High Priest of Chaos
  • 11.
  • The End of the Caravan of Dreams
  • Cold Narcissus
  • 2.
  • Faustian Bargain
  • 3.
  • In Tito's Long Shadow
  • 4.
  • Croatian Intrigues
Control code
41951346
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiv, 304 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780684843087
Lccn
99041729
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)41951346

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