Monday, February 22, 2010

New Book by Srdja Trifkovic: “The Krajina Chronicle”

Srdja Trifkovic has published a new book, The Krajina Chronicle: A History of Serbs in Croatia, Slavonia and Dalmatia. Readers who are interested may order it using the PayPal/credit card button at the Balkan Studies site.

The publisher’s announcement includes the following information:

The Krajina Chronicle: A History of Serbs in Croatia, Slavonia and Dalmatia
by Srdja Trifkovic, with an Afterword by Michael M. Stenton

Srdja Trifkovic: The Krajina Chronicle
This pioneering work takes the reader through more than half a millennium of the rich and tragic history of the Krajina Serbs. They endured an attempt to exterminate them in 1941-45 that horrified even the Germans. Most recently they were ethnically cleansed from Croatia, aided and abetted by the Clinton Administration. Dr. Trifkovic ably shines the light of truth on this, a crime that is still largely ignored in the West.

Doug Bandow, former Special Assistant to President Reagan

Dr. Trifkovic has written a long overdue history of the Serbian warrior farmers who for centuries formed the first line of defense against Islamic incursions into Europe. It is a story of heroism and tragedy. It ends with mass expulsion of the Krajina Serbs in 1995 from their ancestral lands, abandoned by their fellow Serbs in Belgrade and former allies abroad. This excellent book is essential reading for anyone who seeks to understand the often complex and violent history of the Balkan powder keg.

James Bissett, former Canadian Ambassador in Yugoslavia, Chairman of The Lord Byron Foundation
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This comprehensive study provides the best explanation yet of the fact ignored by most media and Western governments during the 1990’s Balkan upheavals: that rather than being bent on conquering the lands of other peoples, the Serbs in what is today’s Republic of Croatia were actually trying to hold on to their historical native soil. It casts light on one of the most egregious violations of human rights that continues to be ignored by the “international community” — the right of the ethnically cleansed Krajina Serbs to return to their homelands.

— Col. Dr. Ronald Hatchett, Schreiner University, Kerrville, Texas

This book brings together in one short volume episodes of European and South Slav history which are known only in fragmentary form.

— From the Afterword by Dr. Michael Stenton, Royal Naval College Britannia, England

Published February 2010. Perfect Binding. 250pp with maps and over 100 illustrations ISBN 978-1-892478-10-8 Price $20


Unknown said...

I finished my active duty with the U.S.M.C. in Sept of 1990 and was in the reserves up till 1998. I always asked the question "why are we fighting the wrong guys", regarding our actions in Croatia. I never served or fought in that area, and would have obayed my commander in chiefs orders, but still I don't understand why we helped the wrong side? Lt. General Wesley Clark even tried to get us in a war with the Russians, who were on the right side btw. I will never understand this.

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A welcome antidote to the notion that ex-Yugoslavia's problems were primary Islamic in nature. The conflict between the Serbs and Croats was the fundamental source of the breakup of Yugoslavia, and clearly the Croats and Tudjman were equally to blame.