Testimony of a Bosnian

Testimony of a Bosnian

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Surrounded by terror and genocide, Naza Tanovic-Miller and her family witnessed starvation, rape, and murder during the horrible war in Bosnia and the tense days and nights that led up to it. Now in Testimony of a Bosnian, Tanovic-Miller gives a personal, riveting account of these dreadful events, a testimony that tells more than the news accounts Americans watched at the time. Seeking refuge in her husband's home country of the United States in October, 1992, Tanovic-Miller and her husband, Harry Miller, immediately began efforts to raise the awareness of Americans about the ethnic cleansing taking place in Bosnia. The couple conducted an intense letter-writing campaign to prominent politicians and officials and organized gatherings and lectures to expose the truth about the desperate situation, hoping that some commitment would be made in defending Bosnia. Their efforts fell largely on deaf ears, and they were sorely disappointed by the lack of response from prominent officials. Tanovic-Miller unflinchingly identifies the actual perpetrators of the Bosnian crisis, and she also unapologetically calls to task those who had the power to prevent the worst of the atrocities but did not. Historic and demographic maps supplement this survey of Bosnian history, and family photographs add a human dimension. By recounting her own experiences during this nightmare, Tanovic-Miller marshals documentary evidence to support her claims of the world's inactivity in the face of mounting destruction.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 304 pages
  • 160 x 242 x 28mm | 762.03g
  • Texas A & M University Press
  • College Station, United States
  • English
  • 28 b&w photographs, 8 maps, bibliography, index
  • 1585441139
  • 9781585441136

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"This is a story of 'It Can Happen Here, ' and it could speak to a generation of complacent, self-satisfied readers who assume that horrors and atrocities half a world away have no effect on their lives."--Roy W. Gutman, co-editor, "Crimes of War: What the Public Should Know"--Roy W. Gutman, co-editor, Crimes of War: What the Public Should Knowshow more

About Naza Tanovic-Miller

NAZA TANOVIC-MILLER, who died in 2001, was a professor of mathematics at the University of Sarajevo, Bosnia, where she returned in 1996 after the fighting ceased.show more

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