Monday, February 08, 2010

Bibliography Project 2

Thanks to everyone for the feedback and additional suggestions--keep them coming!

If anyone wants to contribute a descriptive paragraph along with your suggestion, feel free. For now, the descriptions I'm writing are minimal; I want to move this along rather than spend a lot of time getting it "just right". Here's a sample:

Cry Bosnia

Paul Harris

Forward by Kemal Kurspahic

Introduction by David Rieff

Copyright 1996

ISBN: 1566562120

Interlink Books

Photojournalist Paul Harris made dozens of trips to Bosnia over the course of the war, and unlike many he did not confine himself to Sarajevo. He covered much of the country during that time, and this book collects some of his most striking images. The accompanying text is quite good; the book is in several chapters organized by theme, place, and time, and each chapter opens with a few pages of context-establishing text before moving on to the striking pictures and their informative captions.


Once I have a list of ISBNs to look up, I'll use WorldCat at my job to look up OCLC numbers. Of course, entries can be edited, added to, or completely revamped later.

Wednesday, February 03, 2010

Bibliography Project

A big thanks to Shaina at The Daily Seyahatname for motivating me to finally follow through on my long-ago promise to create an annotated bibliography of books on Bosnia and the Bosnian War for general readers. Her offer to work on it with me is greatly appreciated.

For now, I wish to focus mostly on reliable and "sympathetic works"; if time permits, later I will add an additional section on works of revisionism, distortion, propaganda, and so forth. But for now, I prefer to start with books I would actually recommend to someone who wishes to understand the conflicts of the 1990s in greater detail and with the proper context.

Here is a list of books Shaina and I put together; please feel free to suggest other titles we've overlooked.


A Problem From Hell:America in the Age of Genocide/Samantha Power

Aftermath: Bosnia’s Long Road to Peace/Sara Terry

Balkan Express/Slavenka Drakulic

The Balkans/Mark Mazower

The Balkans/Misha Glenny

Balkan Tragedy/Susan Woodward

Be Not Afraid, for You Have Sons in America/Stacey Sullivan

Black Book of Bosnia/Editors of “New Republic”

Blood and Vengeance/Chuck Sudetic

Bosnia: A Short History/Noel Malcolm

Bosnia: A Tradition Betrayed/Donia and Fine

Bosnia After Dayton/Sumantra Bose

The Bosnian Muslims: Denial of a Nation/Friedman

The Bone Woman: A Forensic Anthropologist Search for Truth in the Mass Graves of Rwanda, Croatia, Bosnia and Kosovo/Clea Koff

The Bridge Betrayed/Michael Sells

Burn This House: The Making and Unmaking of Yugoslavia/ Udovicki and Ridgeway, ed.

Conceit of Innocence/Mestrovic

Complicity With Evil/Adam LeBor

Cry Bosnia/Paul Harris

The Culture of Politics in Serbia: Nationalism and the Destruction of Alternatives/Eric Gordy

The Destruction of Yugoslavia/Branka Magas

Divide and Fall/Radha Kumar

Endgame/David Rohde
The Fall of Yugoslavia/Misha Glenny

The Fixer/Joe Sacco

Fools Rush In/Bill Carter

From Enemy Territory/Mladen Vuksanovic

Genocide and Resistance in Hitler's Bosnia: The Partisans and the Chetniks, 1941-1943/Marko Attila Hoare

Genocide in Bosnia/Norman Cigar

Hearts Grown Brutal/Roger Cohen

Heavenly Serbia: From Myth to Genocide/Branimir Anzulovic

The History of Bosnia: From the Middle Ages to the Present Day/Marko Attila Hoare

How Bosnia Armed/Marko Attila Hoare

Hunting the Tiger: The Fast Life and Violent Death of the Balkan’s Most Dangerous Man (Arkan)/Christopher S. Stewart

In Harm’s Way/Martin Bell

Indictment at the Hague/Norman Cigar, Paul Williams

The Key To My Neighbor’s House/Elizabeth Neuffer

Kosovo/Tim Judah

Kosovo/Noel Malcolm

Like Eating a Stone

Love Thy Neighbor/Peter Maass

Madness Visible/ Janine di Giovanni

Merry Christmas, Mr. Larry/Larry Hollingsworth

Milosevic: A Biography/Adam LeBor

My War Gone By, I Miss it So/Anthony Lloyd

The New Bosnian Mosaic/Bougarel, Helms, Duijzings

Not My Turn To Die/Heleta

A Paper House: The Ending of Yugoslavia/Mark Thompson

Postcards from the Grave/ Emir Suljagic
-personal memoir, Srebrenica

Safe Area Gorazde/Joe Sacco

Sarajevo: A War Journal/Zlatko Dixdarevic

Sarajevo Blues/Semezdin Mehmedinovic

Sarajevo Daily/Tom Gjelten

Sarajevo: Exodus of a City

Seasons in Hell/ Ed Vulliamy

Serbia’s Secret War/Philip Cohen

The Serbs/Tim Judah

Slaughterhouse/David Reiff

Srebrenica: Record of a War Crime/ Jan Willem Honig and Norbert Both

The Suitcase: Refugee voices from Bosnia and Croatia/

The Stone Fields/Courtney Angela Broic

The Tenth Circle of Hell/Rezak Hukanovic

Then They Started Shooting/Dynne Jones

They Would Never Hurt a Fly/ Slavenka Drakulic

This Time We Knew/Cushman and Mestrovic

To End A War/Holbrooke

Under the UN Flag/Hasan Nuhanovic

War Hospital/Sheri Fink

The War in Bosnia-Herzegovina: ethnic conflict and international intervention/Burg and Shoup

War Hospital/Sheri Fink

This Was Not Our War: Bosnian women reclaiming the peace/Hunt

Wly Bosnia/Rabia Ali, ed.

When History is a Nightmare/Stevan Weine

A Witness to Genocide/Gutman

With their Backs to the World/Asne Seierstand

Yugoslavia’s Floody Collapse/Christopher Bennett

Yugoslavia: Death of a Nation/Silber and Little

Blue Helmets and Black Markets: The Business of Survival in Siege of Sarajevo
Raw Memory
To Know Where He is Buried