In 1976, Simon Winchester visited Kosovo and took a picnic in the water-meadows of the Lepenec river. Today the same field is a grotesque site. This text weaves together history, travel and political perspectives with the moving testaments of the ordinary and extraordinary people of Kosovo.In 1976, Simon Winchester visited Kosovo and took a picnic in the water-meadows of the Lepenec river. Today the same field is a grotesque site. This text weaves together history, travel and political perspectives with the moving testaments of the ordinary and extraordinary people of Kosovo.Read Less
Fair. Good copy for reading, may have heavy page wear with writing textual notes highlighting or be an heavily used ex library copy with library markings, stickers or stamps. Dust jacket or accessories may not be included.
Used-Good. This book is in good condition. All pages are intact, there are no tears to the book and the book is nice and clean. The pages might be slightly dog eared through previous use and textbooks might have a small amount of highlighting but nothing which will obstruct getting the maximum out of the book. Customers are protected by 100% refund guarantee if they are not happy.
Good. The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine. 288 p. Maps. Intended for college/higher education audience. Intended for professional and scholarly audience.
Very Good in Very Good jacket. 8vo. pp. 255, ep maps, owner's signature in ink on ffep, o/w vg, a seasoned journalist traces a journey through Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia, Montenegro, Albania, Macedonia, Kosovo, Bulgaria, and Turkey, and provides some understanding of the issues faced by this region.
Fine in Fine jacket. 8vo. 267pp, map, glossary, further reading, endpaper maps. Or brown cloth in jacket. Light toning to page edges. Weaves history, travel and political perspective with personal testaments of the people detailing the conditions under which refugees were living.
From the author's personal standpoint, to the historical research that made Winchester so repected, this book gives the history of this tragic region of Europe. Written shortly after the Balkan Wars, Winchester delves into the history of Serbs, Slovaks, Yugoslavs, and the long memory of those who live in the region.
The book cries out for an index, but is otherwise a fine addition to any library.
Nov 26, 2009
An extraordinary combination of talents
Simon Winchester has an impeccable pedegree as a storyteller and writer. His ability to communicate with his audience is unquestionable. The fact that he is able to visit and re visit the places he writes about gives wonderful depth and individualism to all of his works. The carefully crafted and meticulousy researched text is a delight to read. One is educated and entertained simultaneously. The authors ability and obvious respect for his sources of academic and historical detail shines through the pages.
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