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Love Thy Neighbor: A Story of War

Love Thy Neighbor: A Story of War

by Peter Maass

Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780679763895
Pages: 320
Format: pdf, ePub, mobi, fb2
File size: 8 Mb
Date posting: 2020-08-10
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Winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize Peter Maass went to the Balkans as a reporter at the height of the nightmarish war there, but this book is not traditional war reportage. Maass examines how an ordinary Serb could wake up one morning and shoot his neighbor, once a friend--then rape that neighbor's wife. He conveys the desperation that makes a Muslim beg the United States to bomb his own city in order to end the misery. And Maass does not falter at the spectacle of U.N. soldiers shining searchlights on fleeing refugees--who are promptly gunned down by snipers waiting in the darkness. Love Thy Neighbor gives us an unflinching vision of a late-20th-century hell that is also a...