Milosevic and Markovic: A Lust for Power

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McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP, Jun 12, 2001 - Biography & Autobiography - 183 pages
From the introduction: "Throughout Serbia's history no leader has risen to become as powerful and celebrated as Slobodan Milosevic, or fallen as low. At the onset of the twenty-first century, he was instrumental in determining the Serb's fate, and also that of former Yugoslavia and the Balkans. And no woman throughout Serbian history (and few elsewhere) has been as influential as Milosevic's wife, Professor Mira Markovic. This book is about them, their regime, and the circumstances in which the Serbs encountered their greatest setbacks and became global pariahs. Although there have been many attempts to tell Slobodan Milosevic's story, Milosevic and Markovic is the first book to shows us the real person. Originally written in Serbo-Croatian by a Yugoslav journalist and driven underground in its native country, Milosevic and Markovic offers a first-hand account of Milosevic's life, including the recent events in Kosovo. Slavoljub Djukic sheds light on Milosevic's autocratic rule, showing how he, with his wife, Mira Markovic, has dominated Serbia's political life for the last twelve years - first as president of Serbia and later as president of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (FRY). Engrossing and beautifully written, Milosevic and Markovic is both a biography and an engaging political commentary on events in Yugoslavia and Serbia over the last two decades. Avoiding the speculation and intrigue that surrounds Milosevic, Djukic provides a clear, factual commentary that shows that the results of the Milosevic/Markovic regime will be felt by the people of Yugoslavia for years to come.
 

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Djukic, a Serbian journalist victimized by the Milosevic regime, here assesses his subject's political career. Although the book is similar in scope to Dusko Doder and Louise Branson's Milosevic ... Read full review

Contents

Fate and Politics
3
What Mirjana Markovic Wanted
9
Your Comrades Embrace
13
The Vampire Ball
19
The Key to the Serbian Soul
25
Farewell
31
Fat Chance
40
A Leader in Need
52
Lords of the Press
87
The Mighty Opposition
90
Egg on Your Face
96
Not a Chance
103
Premeditated Murder
106
All Roads Lead Away from Belgrade
115
Serbian Blunders in Kosovo
120
Gods of War
129

The Oracle of Belgrade
64
Serb against Serb
68
Ruined Lives
73
Glory in Defeat
81
He Is Finished
142
A Retrospective Portrait
159
Index
177
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