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The Bosnia List

Author : Kenan Trebincevic
ISBN : 9781101631805
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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A young survivor of the Bosnian War returns to his homeland to confront the people who betrayed his family At age eleven, Kenan Trebincevic was a happy, karate-loving kid living with his family in the quiet Eastern European town of Brcko. Then, in the spring of 1992, war broke out and his friends, neighbors and teammates all turned on him. Pero - Kenan's beloved karate coach - showed up at his door with an AK-47 - screaming: "You have one hour to leave or be killed!" Kenan’s only crime: he was Muslim. This poignant, searing memoir chronicles Kenan’s miraculous escape from the brutal ethnic cleansing campaign that swept the former Yugoslavia. After two decades in the United States, Kenan honors his father’s wish to visit their homeland, making a list of what he wants to do there. Kenan decides to confront the former next door neighbor who stole from his mother, see the concentration camp where his Dad and brother were imprisoned and stand on the grave of his first betrayer to make sure he’s really dead. Back in the land of his birth, Kenan finds something more powerful—and shocking—than revenge.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Being Muslim The Bosnian Way

Author : Tone Bringa
ISBN : 0691001758
Genre : Social Science
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"I have been able to follow a Bosnian community over a period of six years, during which it has undergone dramatic changes. In the late 1980s people were working hard against economic crisis. In 1990 they were full of optimism for the future. In January 1993 the village was in fear, surrounded by war on all sides. In April 1993 it was attacked by Croat forces. In October 1993 none of the Muslims in the village remained. They had either fled, been placed in detention camps, or been killed." Thus begins Tone Bringa's moving ethnographic account of Bosnian Muslims' lives in a rural village located near Sarajevo. Although they represent a majority of the population in the Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bosnian Muslims are still members of a minority culture in the region that was once Yugoslavia. The question of ethno- national identity has become paramount in this society, and the author focuses on religion as the defining characteristic of identity. Bringa pays particular attention to the roles that women play in defining Muslim identities, and she examines the importance of the household as a Muslim identity sphere. In so doing, she illuminates larger issues of what constitutes "nationality." This is a gripping and heartfelt account of a community that has been torn apart by ethno-political conflict. It will attract readers of all backgrounds who want to learn more about one of the most intractable wars of the late twentieth century and the people who have been so tragically affected.
Category: Social Science

Humanistic Pedagogy Across The Disciplines

Author : Amy E. Traver
ISBN : 9783319950259
Genre : Education
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This volume presents insights from five years of intensive Holocaust, genocide, and mass atrocity education at Queensborough Community College (QCC) of the City University of New York (CUNY), USA, to offer four approaches—Arts-Based, Textual, Outcomes-Based, and Social Justice—to designing innovative, integrative, and differentiated pedagogies for today’s college students. The authors cover the theoretical foundations of each approach, and include faculty reflections on the programs, instructional strategies, and student reactions that brought the approaches to life across the disciplines.
Category: Education

Country Of Red Azaleas

Author : Domnica Radulescu
ISBN : 9781455590438
Genre : Fiction
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A riveting novel about two women--one Serbian, one Bosnian--whose deep friendship spans decades and continents, war and peace, love and estrangement, in the vein of Elena Ferrante and Julia Alvarez. From the moment Marija walks into Lara's classroom, freshly moved to Serbia from Sarajevo, Lara is enchanted by her vibrant beauty, confidence, and wild energy--and knows that the two are destined to be lifelong friends. Closer than sisters, the girls share everything, from stolen fruit and Hollywood movies as girls to philosophies and even lovers as young women. But when the Bosnian War pits their homelands against each other in a bloodbath, Lara and Marija are forced to separate for the first time: romantic Lara heads to America with her Hollywood-handsome new husband, and fierce Marija returns to her native Sarajevo to combat the war through journalism behind Bosnian lines. In America, Lara seeks fulfillment through work and family, but when news from Marija ceases, the uncertainty torments Lara, driving her on a quest to find her friend. As Lara travels through war-torn Serbia and Bosnia, following clues that may yet lead to the flesh-and-blood Marija, she must also wrestle with truths about her own identity. Told in lush, vivid prose, Country of Red Azaleas is a poignant testament to both the power of friendship and our ability to find meaning and beauty in the face of devastation.
Category: Fiction

The First Casualty

Author : Deborah Harrison
ISBN : 1550287419
Genre : Social Science
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Acknowledgements Introduction 1. The Military Way of Life 2. A Culture of Secrecy 3. The Chain of Command 4. Service-Providers - Ideals 5. Service-Providers - Realities 6. Towards an Improved Response 7. Towards Action on New Fronts Appendix I: Our Research Process Appendix II: The Research Team's Recommendations and the Department of National Defence's Response Endnotes References
Category: Social Science

Radovan Karadzic

Author : Robert J. Donia
ISBN : 9781107073357
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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This book traces Radovan Karadžić's personal transformation from an unremarkable family man to the powerful leader of the Bosnian Serb nationalists. Based on previously unused documents and trial transcripts, this book argues that postcommunist democracy was a primary enabler of mass atrocities because it provided the means to mobilize large numbers of Bosnian Serbs for the campaign to eliminate non-Serbs from conquered land.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Broken Lives

Author : Bob Stewart
ISBN : UOM:39015035011934
Genre : Bosnia and Hercegovina
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Category: Bosnia and Hercegovina

War In Croatia And Bosnia Herz

Author : Branka Magas
ISBN : 9781136348273
Genre : History
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First published in 2001. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Category: History

The History Of Bosnia

Author : Marko Attila Hoare
ISBN : STANFORD:36105123353067
Genre : History
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Praise for How Bosnia Armed (2004): "Well-searched, thoughtful and provocative . . . required reading for anyone interested in the Bosnian conflict."--The Journal of Military History In this first comprehensive study of national identity in Bosnia-Herzegovina, the author seeks to explain what being Bosnian means to Muslims, Serbs, Croats, and Jews. Marko Attila Hoare is a senior research fellow in the School of Social Sciences at Kingston University.
Category: History

The Truth Of Memoir

Author : Kerry Cohen
ISBN : 9781599637990
Genre : Reference
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A writer's guide addressing the unique challenges of writing about others in memoir draws on insights from 30 memoirists and includes discussions on how to write compassionately without doing harm to subjects. Original.
Category: Reference

Lighting Up

Author : Susan Shapiro
ISBN : 044033523X
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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In the critically acclaimed Five Men Who Broke My Heart, Manhattan journalist Susan Shapiro revisited five self-destructive romances. In her hilarious, illuminating new memoir, Lighting Up, she rejects five self-destructive substances. This difficult quest for clean living starts with Shapiro’s shocking revelation that, at forty, her lengthiest, most emotionally satisfying relationship has been with cigarettes. A two-pack-a-day smoker since the age of thirteen, Susan Shapiro quickly discovers that it’s impossible to be a writer, a nonsmoker, sane, and slender in the same year. The last time she tried to quit, she gained twenty-three pounds, couldn’t concentrate on work, and wanted to kill herself and her husband, Aaron, a TV comedy writer who hates her penchant for puffing away. Yet just as she’s about to choose her vice over her marriage vows, she stumbles upon a secret weapon. Dr. Winters, “the James Bond of psychotherapy,” is a brilliant but unorthodox addiction specialist, a former chain-smoker himself. Working his weird magic on her psyche, he unravels the roots of her twenty-seven-year compulsion, the same dangerous dependency that has haunted her doctor father, her grandfather, and a pair of eccentric aunts from opposite sides of the family, along with Freud and nearly one in four Americans. Dr. Winters teaches her how to embrace suffering, then proclaims that her months of panic, depression, insecurity, vulnerability, and wild mood swings win her the award for “the worst nicotine withdrawal in the history of the world.” Shapiro finally does kick the habit–while losing weight and finding career and connubial bliss–only to discover that the second she’s let go of her long-term crutch, she’s already replaced it with another fixation. After banishing cigarettes, alcohol, dope, gum, and bread from her day-to-day existence, she conquers all her demons and survives deprivation overload. But relying religiously on Dr. Winters, she soon realizes that the only obsession she has left to quit is him. . . . Never has the battle to stem substance abuse been captured with such wit, sophisticated insight, and candor. Lighting Up is so compulsively readable, it’s addictive. From the Hardcover edition.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Strangers At The Gate

Author : Morley Beiser
ISBN : 0802081177
Genre : Social Science
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Includes statistics.
Category: Social Science

The Former Yugoslavia At The Turn Of The Twenty First Century

Author : Ian Jeffries
ISBN : 9781134460496
Genre : Business & Economics
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This book focuses on the recent political and economic events in the former Yugoslavia. The author presents a clear, detailed and accessible breakdown of the developments in: Bosnia-Hercegovina, Croatia, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Slovenia and the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (Serbia and Montenegro). The role of the West in the more unstable countries of the Former Yugoslavia has been reassessed in the light of the terrorist attacks on the United States and the fall of Afghanistan. The involvement of the US, in particular, in countries affected by ethnic strife has been brought under scrutiny, as has the role of international military and civilian involvement in maintaining peace and rebuilding economies and political structures. This book contributes to these debates by providing a unique level of coverage of economic and political developments in former Yugoslav countries. It will provide an invaluable source of reference for all those interested in transitional and developing countries.
Category: Business & Economics

Black Soul

Author : Ahmet M. Rahmanovic
ISBN : 9781450040662
Genre : Fiction
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About the book: "The best novel published about the Bosnian tragedy..." - Academic, Tvrtko Kulenovic After fifty years, genocide in Europe again. This time live, 24/7 coverage of the extermination of a nation. The author, Ahmet M. Rahmanovic, pens a fictional novel based on the true events of Bosnia ́s darkest period in "Black Soul", a new book release through Xlibris. This book, unlike any others, gives a face to all the actors in the Bosnian tragedy. In gripping war-action thriller, Rahmanovic takes readers from the battle-torn hills of Sarajevo to the streets of Chicago, where one man journeys to find new meaning in his life. Can he escape the horrors of memory in a foreign land, or will it continue to haunt him? "It is a story of love and war, of tenderness and brutality. The author tells a raw, often brutal story of unorthodox aggression, the likes of which are unprecedented in the history of war. The reader will find madness, insanity, blood, the hypocrisy of world powers ..." - Mugdim Karabeg, Journalist. But beneath the story, Rahmanovic presents us with a subtle account of the Bosnian Muslims, their outlook on life, justice, dignity, and honor. Most of all, this novel gives hope of building bridges between people, and shows how little good will is needed to turn the differences of religion, culture and race from an obstacle to a strength. Since its initial release in Bosnia, Black Soul has enjoyed a consistent ranking on the best seller list. More about the book and the author at www.blacksoul.us
Category: Fiction

Blood And Vengeance

Author : Chuck Sudetic
ISBN : 0140286810
Genre : History
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The events surrounding the genocide of seven thousand Bosnian Muslims in 1995 by Bosnian Serbs is told through the odyssey of one Muslim family, recounting the long and brutal history of the rival factions that claim the region. Reprint.
Category: History

The 1996 Bosnia Herzegovina Elections

Author : H. Schmeets
ISBN : 0792345053
Genre : Political Science
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On 14th September 1996, against the background of the Dayton agreement, six different elections took place in Bosnia-Herzegovina. This book covers in detail what was observed on the ground by 900 international observers: the voting process and the count of votes. Did the Polling Station Committee act impartially and competently? What representatives of parties or candidates were observing the elections? In which aspects do the regions in the entities Republica Srpska and the Federation Bosnia-Herzegovina differ? Did observers report specific problems in municipalities split by the Inter Entity Boundary Line? The book contributes to a clear understanding of the political climate, the role of the OSCE, and whether the elections were conducted properly. It should be of interest to students, scholars and others working in observation and analysis of elections, the political situation in Bosnia-Herzegovina, ethnic conflicts, and the role of international organisations in democratisation and peace processes.
Category: Political Science

Bosnia Remade

Author : Gerard Toal
ISBN : 9780190207908
Genre : Political Science
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Bosnia Remade is an authoritative account of ethnic cleansing and its partial undoing from the onset of the 1990s Bosnian wars up through the present. Gerard Toal and Carl Dahlman combine a bird's-eye view of the entire war from onset to aftermath with a micro-level account of three towns that underwent ethnic cleansing and--later--the return of refugees. There have been two major attempts to remake the ethnic geography of Bosnia since 1991. In the first instance, ascendant ethno-nationalist forces tried to eradicate the mixed ethnic geographies of Bosnia's towns, villages and communities. These forces devastated tens of thousands of homes and lives, but they failed to destroy Bosnia-Herzegovina as a polity. In the second attempt, which followed the war, the international community, in league with Bosnian officials, endeavored to reverse the demographic and other consequences of this ethnic cleansing. While progress has been uneven, this latter effort has transformed the ethnic demography of Bosnia and moved the nation beyond its recent segregationist past. By showing how ethnic cleansing was challenged, Bosnia Remade offers more than just a comprehensive narrative of Europe's worst political crisis of the past two decades. It also offers lessons for addressing an enduring global problem.
Category: Political Science

War Crimes In Bosnia Hercegovina

Author : Helsinki Watch (Organization : U.S.)
ISBN : 1564320839
Genre : Bosnia and Hercegovina
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A report written by Ivana Nizich based in part on testimony gathered by Helsinki Watch representatives who visited Bosnia-Hercegovina, Croatia, and Yugoslavia on Mar. 19-Apr. 28, 1992 and May 29-June 19, 1992 and who visited Serbian-run detention camps in Bosnia in August 1992.
Category: Bosnia and Hercegovina