Love Thy Neighbor: A Story of War

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Alfred A. Knopf, 1996 - History - 305 pages
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From the center of the nightmare in Bosnia, a war correspondent's flaming montage of images - eerie, grotesque, ironic, angry, absurd. A Serb and a Muslim, friends before the war, exchanging gossip via shortwave radio only hours before they will try to kill each other. A Sarajevo couple passionately refusing to go anywhere together for fear a mortar shell might orphan their children. A battlefield doctor performing miracles of surgery without anesthetics. In episode after episode, Peter Maass takes us with him into the minefields of modern war: a whole country is the battleground, every living being in it a combatent. His fierce, vivid, truth-telling and deeply personal book makes us see the devil under the skin - and the thinness of the line between civilization and chaos.

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User Review  - Shawna - Goodreads

Engaging narrative about an important historical event. The subject matter is challenging (as all wars should be) but Maass presents it in a way that makes it relatable and human, as it should be. If only more people understood war through narratives like this one. Read full review

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User Review  - Julia - Goodreads

Oy. After visiting Croatia (and briefly Bosnia) this summer, I wanted to read a good account of the Bosnian war. I thought such a thing would be easier to find than it was. Peter Maass definitely has ... Read full review


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