Tito: The Story from Inside

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Phoenix Press, 2000 - Biography & Autobiography - 185 pages
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A revealing, complex, and intimate portrait of Tito by his one-time, right-hand man. Milovan Djilas headed Yugoslavia's Communist Party with Tito before World War II; served with him during the war; and then became his vice president. But, in 1954, Djilas broke with the regime and afterwards was twice jailed as a dissident. Writing in prison and out, he produced this unequaled document, capturing Tito's aristocratic pretensions; appetite for luxury; relationships with women; betrayals; and brilliance as a leader--constantly defying the Soviets and always fearing for his country's future. 5 3/8 X 8 1/2.

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User Review  - Reka O'connell - Goodreads

It could be the gem for historians, but as for me, this is the book that 'slowed me right down'. Yes, there are some good bits, but I found it really detailed, and full with references to historical ... Read full review

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User Review  - Steve Kettmann - Goodreads

Djilas was right-hand man to Tito for a long time and that gives this account both the air of one who knows and also a certain quirky random quality. It could just as easily be called "My Tito," since ... Read full review

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About the author (2000)

Milovan Djilas is known as an author of political writings about his experiences as a young communist before and during World War II, as a high functionary after the war, and, finally, as a renegade. His initial ambition, however, was to be a fiction writer, but because of the vicissitudes of his life, he has been able to fulfill that ambition only partly---the few short stories and three volumes of his autobiography, however, reveal all his artistic potential. Ironically, even those few works have been published only in translation into other languages, because he is not allowed to publish in Yugoslavia. In all his works, Djilas cannot get away from his basically political nature, seeing and interpreting everything through the Marxist prism. He has also written a perceptive book on Petar Petrovic Njegos.

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