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Kosova Express
A Journey in Wartime
James Pettifer

Unique eyewitness reporting from Prishtina, Kosova

James Pettifer gives a startling and evocative portrayal of the terror and fear under the Milosevic regime. As a writer for the London Times, he witnessed major events from the emergence of the Kosova Liberation Army in May 1996 to the massive refugee movements of 1998 and 1999. He recorded the ground war between the KLA and the Serbs, the NATO bombing campaign, and subsequent liberation of Kosova. Pettifer offers new insight into hitherto undisclosed links between several European governments and the Milosevic regime.

Pettifer outlines the interplay between the reality on the ground and the perceptions promoted by the international media. Kosova Express evokes the nightmare of Milosevic's police state and the lives of foreign correspondents.

James Pettifer is professor at the Conflict Studies Research Centre of the Royal Military Academy at Sandhurst in the United Kingdom. He is also a member of the Royal Institute of International Affairs and a regular broadcaster and commentator on the Balkan countries on radio and television. Pettifer is the author of The Turkish Labyrinth; Albania: From Anarchy to a Balkan Identity, with Miranda Vickers; and of other books.

Copublished with C. Hurst & Co, London

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December 2004
256 pp. 5 1/2 x 8 1/2
ISBN 978-0-299-20440-2 Cloth $50.00 s
ISBN 978-0-299-20444-0 Paper $21.95 t

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