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A novelist and journalist confronts the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia. "Who were they? Ordinary people like you or me - or monsters?" asks internationally acclaimed author Slavenka Drakulic as she sets out to understand the people behind the horrific crimes committed during the war that tore apart Yugoslavia in the 1990s. Drawing on firsthand observations of the trials, as well as on other sources, Drakulic portrays some of the individuals accused of murder, rape, torture, ordering executions, and more during one of the most brutal conflicts in Europe in the 20thC, including former Serbian president Slobodan Milosevic; Radislav Krstic, the first to be sentenced for genocide; Biljana Plavsic, the only woman accused of war crimes; and Ratko Mladic, now in hiding. With clarity and emotion, Drakulic paints a wrenching portrait of a country needlessly torn apart.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780143035428
ISBN-10: 0143035428
Format: Paperback
(199mm x 133mm x 15mm)
Pages: 224
Imprint: Penguin USA
Publisher: Penguin Putnam Inc
Publish Date: 25-Oct-2007
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Slavenka Drakulic

Slavenka Drakulic was born in Croatia in 1949. The author of several works of nonfiction and novels, she has written for The New York Times, The Nation, The New Republic, and numerous publications around the world.

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