This Book is in Good Condition. Clean Copy With Light Amount of Wear. 100% Guaranteed. Summary: An excellent book, almost wholly unrivaled in the depth of its treatment of the KLA. This volume will be of interest to both specialists on Kosovo, the former Yugoslavia, and the Balkans, and more general readers seeking an introduction to the KLA and the 1990s Kosovo conflict. Buchnummer des Verkäufers
Inhaltsangabe: The Kosova Liberation Army (KLA) was the first successful insurgent movement in Europe since the Second World War. In the struggle against Milosevic's Serbia it developed from a tiny group in the Swiss political underground in the 1980s to an 18,000 strong military force that was allied with NATO between 1997 and 1999. The KLA drew on deep historical traditions of resistance to Serbian rule in Kosova, but in other respects was highly innovative and was the first postmodern insurgency for which the image it carried in the media was almost as important as its achievements in the campaign. In this ground-breaking and innovative history, James Pettifer traces the development of the force using previously unknown documents from Russian, American, Serbian and Swiss archives, numerous interviews with participants and observers, and eye-witness material. The book focuses in particular depth on the work of the KLA leaders in secret organisations prior to the war, and how Milosevic misunderstood the nature of the opponent he was facing. This also applied to many NATO nations, who often saw the unique Kosova struggle as an extension of the earlier Bosnian and Croatian conflicts. James Pettifer draws on years of study of the region and personal knowledge of many of the KLA and other leaders involved to write what will become the standard account of the origins of the conflict.
'The first serious study of the Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA) in English ... [this book] has given us much to think about. ... Pettifer's coverage of 1997 in particular is superb and puts to rest a number of silly rumours about watershed events that served to define the insurgency and convince more people that Kosovo needed armed, not passive, resistance.' --The Canadian Journal of History
'Essential reading for anyone wanting to understand the last 60 years of Kosova's history.' --European Review of History
'Exquisitely written and well researched. I highly recommend this book to anyone interested in the origins of the Kosovo conflict, the modern history of Kosovo, guerilla warfare and insurgency movements.' --Political Studies Review
Buchbeschreibung Columbia Univ. Press, NY, 2012. Hardcover. Buchzustand: New. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: New. First Printing. 379pp. Color photos. Review copy with publisher's promotional material laid-in. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾". Buchnummer des Verkäufers 076706