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After the Fall: Srebrenica Survivors in St. Louis
by Patrick McCarthy, et al
(Hardcover -- October )

Blood and Vengeance: One Family's Story of the War in Bosnia
by Chuck Sudetic
"There is a method to presenting the reality of war in [New York] Times style," writes Chuck Sudetic, "a restrictive method but a perfectly valid one just the same. It focuses mainly on institutions and political leaders and their duties and decisions, while leaving the common folk to exemplify trends, to serve as types: a fallen soldier, a screaming mother, a dead baby.... The method is described by various terms: detachment, disinterestedness, dispassion, distancing, and others with negative prefixes engineered to obliterate any relationship between observer and observed." 

Although Sudetic was able to maintain his detachment for the numerous stories he filed from the frontlines of the Bosnian war for the Times, it could not ultimately last. Blood and Vengeance examines the events leading up to the July 1995 genocidal massacre that took place in and around the town of Srebenica from the perspective of the Celik family (to whom the author is related by marriage). Sudetic ably blends the intimate chaos and terror of the Celiks' lives with broader historical and contemporary accounts that provide a fuller context for what happened. The people here are not types, but vividly portrayed individuals in whose lives the reader gradually becomes absorbed. This book ranks with Peter Maass's Love Thy Neighbor as one of the closest--and most chilling--looks at the tumultuous events that shattered post-cold war Eastern Europe. --Ron Hogan - Amazon.com
Paperback: 448 pages
Penguin USA (Paper); ISBN: 0140286810;
 

Bosnia: A Short History
Bosnia: A Short History
by Noel Malcolm
Paperback from New York University Press
 
The Muslim-Croat Civil War in Central Bosnia
The Muslim-Croat Civil War in Central Bosnia: A Military History, 1992-1994 (Eastern European Studies (College Station, Tex.), No. 23)
by Charles R. Shrader
Hardcover from Texas A&M University Press
 
Bosnia and Hercegovina: A Tradition Betrayed
by Robert J. Donia, et al
(Hardcover -- June 15, )

Endgame: The Betrayal and Fall of Srebrenica, Europe's Worst Massacre Since World War II
by David Rohde
(Paperback -- October )

Evil Doesn't Live Here: Posters of the Bosnian War
by Daoud Sarhandi, et al
Listed under Art in Wartime
 

Safe Area Gorazde: The War in Eastern Bosnia 1992-1995
by Joe Sacco, Christopher Hitchens (Introduction)
(Paperback -- January )

Return With Honor
by Scott O'Grady, Jeff Coplon
(Hardcover -- December )
 

The Key to My Neighbor's House: Seeking Justice in Bosnia and Rwanda
by Elizabeth Neuffer
(Hardcover -- November )

Srebrenica: Record of a War Crime
by Jan Willem Honig, Norbert Both (Contributor)
(Paperback -- March )

Basher Five-Two: The True Story of F-16 Fighter Pilot Captain Scott O'Grady
by Scott O'Grady, Michael French (Contributor)
(Hardcover -- June )
 

The Suitcase: Refugee Voices from Bosnia and Croatia
by Julie Mertus (Editor), et al
(Paperback -- January )

Slaughterhouse: Bosnia and the Failure of the West
by David Rieff
Paperback: 276 pages
Touchstone Books; ISBN: 0684819031; (March )

To End a War
by Richard Holbrooke
Listed under Balkan Wars

The Paratroopers of the French Foreign Legion: From Vietnam to Bosnia
by Howard R. Simpson
Listed under Foreign Legion

Untangling Bosnia and Hercegovina: A Search for Understanding
by Gale A. Kirking
Paperback: 372 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.89 x 8.31 x 5.39
Real World Press; ISBN: 0966343638; (December )

Waging Modern War: Bosnia, Kosovo, and the Future of Combat
by Wesley K. Clark, General Wesley K. Clark
Listed under Modern Warfare

The War in Bosnia-Herzegovina : Ethnic Conflict and International Intervention
by Steven L. Burg, Paul S. Shoup
(Paperback -- March )

War's Offensive on Women: The Humanitarian Challenge in Bosnia, Kosovo and Afghanistan
by Julie A. Mertus
(Paperback -- November )
 
 
 

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