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by Arnold Sherman

ISBN 96-274-055-8,
Call# DR1313S541993

Published by Psichogios Publications,
1 Mavromichali Street,
Athens, Greeece,
phone: 01/3602535 - 3618654,
fax: 01/3640683.

Copyright 1993 by Arnold Sherman and PSICHOGIOS PUBLICATIONS, Athens.
Cover Design: George Yonas
Printed and bound in Greece


There are no saints, no angels, no devils in the war in Yugoslavia which dismembered a sovereign power, caused the uprooting of millions, and the extraordinarily myopic criteria which may very well haunt civilized man for generations to come.

"Perfidy in the Balkans - the Rape of Yugoslavia" is the passionate howl of rage from an author who asks some trenchant questions. Could this dreadful war have been avoided? Why are the primary victims primarily victimized? What was the real role of Germany in the destruction of the country? What induced America to adopt a policy so one-sided that it may very well be contributiong to a wider conflict? Why has the world press declared its own war against the people of Serbia? By what right and by using what criteria does the United Nations imperil the lives of 10 million people? For those interested in the Balkans and in justice, this book is indispensable. 

Living in Greece since 1987 and foreign correspondent for a number of key American and European publications, Arnold Sherman has been writing about Yugoslavia for years, first as a travel writer and then covering the political upheavals that led to the dismemberment of that country. He was in Coratia and Slovenia while foth of the former Yugoslavian republics were nearing secession. He interviewed top Muslim officials in Sarajevo at a moment in history when civil was still seemed unthinkable and spoke to Serb and Montenegrin officials who refused to belive that old Yugoslavia could and would perish.

Born in New York City in 1932, Sherman was news editor of the prestigious American weekly, "Aviation Week and Space Technology" before joining El Al Israel Airlines. His final position in Israel was with the Technion University in Haifa. His writing about high technology earned him the coveted Haifa literary award in 1985 while his poetry and other writings have been antologized. His books have been translated into five languages.

Sherman admited that he "cannot write dispassiobately about Yugoslavia. I was involved in the welter of events from the very beginning. I saw the tragedy unfold and I was called back to witness not only the massacre of people, but the death of a dream". Ranging from a volume of poetry to five war books about the Middle East as well as novels and travelogs, "PERFIDY IN THE BALKANS" is the 28th book written by Arnold Sherman. 

Short excerpts from the book where Mr. Arnold Sherman talks about...

The inhumane sanctions imposed on the Serbian people

  Where am I? PATH:

  Book of facts

History of the Balkans

Big powers and civil wars in Yugoslavia
(How was Yugoslavia dismantled and why.)

Proxies at work
(Muslims, Croats and Albanians alike were only proxies of the big powers)

The Aftermath

The truth belongs to us all.

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Last revised: January 27, 2004