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Author Borger, Julian.

Title The butcher's trail : how the search for Balkan war criminals became the world's most successful manhunt / by Julian Borger.

Publication Info. New York : Other Press, [2016].


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 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 3rd Floor    341.69 BOR    Available
 PAS Hill Avenue Branch Non-Fiction    341.69 BOR    Available
Description 400 pages : maps, illustrations ; 24 cm
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Summary "The gripping, untold story of The International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia and how the perpetrators of Balkan war crimes were captured by the most successful manhunt in history. Written with a thrilling narrative pull, The Butcher's Trail chronicles the pursuit and capture of the Balkan war criminals indicted by the International Criminal Tribunal in The Hague. Borger recounts how Radovan Karadi and Ratko Mladi--both now on trial in The Hague--were finally tracked down, and describes the intrigue behind the arrest of Slobodan Miloevi, the Yugoslav president who became the first head of state to stand before an international tribunal for crimes perpetrated in a time of war. Based on interviews with former special forces soldiers, intelligence officials, and investigators from a dozen countries--most speaking about their involvement for the first time--this book reconstructs a fourteen-year manhunt carried out almost entirely in secret. Indicting the worst war criminals that Europe had known since the Nazi era, the ICTY ultimately accounted for all 161 suspects on its wanted list, a feat never before achieved in political and military history"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Maps -- Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia as of January 1991 -- Post-Dayton Bosnia -- Author's Note -- Operation Amber Star -- Operation Little Flower -- A High Expectation of Violence : the SAS in Bosnia -- Manhunting the Pentagon Way -- The Hunt in Croatia -- Gorillas and Spikes -- The Tracking Team -- The Strange Death of Dragan Gagovi -- The Spymaster of the Hotel de Brienne -- Slobodavia : The Fall of Miloevi and the Unraveling of Serbia -- Radovan Karadi, the Shaman in the Mad House -- The Old Man in the Farmhouse : Mladi on the Run -- The Legacy -- Chronology.
Subject Karadi, Radovan V., 1945-
Mladi, Ratko.
Gagovi, Dragan, 1960-
Miloevi, Slobodan, 1941-2006.
Yugoslav War, 1991-1995 -- Atrocities.
War crimes investigation -- History -- 20th century.
International Tribunal for the Prosecution of Persons Responsible for Serious Violations of International Humanitarian Law Committed in the Territory of the Former Yugoslavia since 1991.
Yugoslav War, 1991-1995 -- Biography.
War criminals -- Former Yugoslav republics -- Biography.
Fugitives from justice -- Former Yugoslav republics -- Biography.
Genre/Form Biographies.
ISBN 9781590516058 (hardback : acid-free paper)
1590516052 (hardback : acid-free paper)

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