Cookies on oxfam

We use cookies to ensure that you have the best experience on our website. If you continue browsing, we’ll assume that you are happy to receive all our cookies. You can change your cookie settings at any time. Find out more Accept

Feedback

Free returns

-

£3.95 standard UK delivery

-

All profits fight poverty

Keep up with Oxfam's Online Shop

© 2015. Oxfam is a registered charity in England and Wales (no 202918) and Scotland (SC039042). Oxfam GB is a member of Oxfam International.

The Kosova Liberation Army - Underground War to Balkan Insurgency, 1948-2001 [2012, Signed by the Author]

£29.99

Product description

Published in 2012 by Hurst & Company.

Illustrated with maps and a section of colour photographs. Includes several appendices, an extensive section of notes, a bibliography, and an index.

This history traces the development of the Kosova Liberation Army (KLA) using previously unknown documents from Russian, American, Serbian, Swiss archives, amongst others, numerous interviews with participants and observers, and eye witness material.

The Kosova Liberation Army (KLA) was the first successful insurgent movement in Europe since the Second World War. In the struggle against Milosevic's Serbia it developed from a tiny group of conspirators in the Swiss political underground in the 1980s to an 18,000 strong military force that was allied with NATO between 1997 and 1999. In this ground-breaking and innovative history, James Pettifer traces the development of the force using previously unknown documents from Russian, American, Serbian, Swiss archives, amongst others, numerous interviews with participants and observers and eye witness material.
The KLA drew on deep historical traditions of resistance to Serbian rule in Kosova, but in other respects was highly innovative and was the first postmodern insurgency for which the image it carried in the media was almost as important as its achievements in the campaign. The book focuses in particular depth on the work of the KLA leaders in secret organisations prior to the war, and how Milosevic misunderstood the nature of the opponent he was facing. This also applied to many NATO nations, who often saw the unique Kosova struggle as an extension of the earlier Bosnian and Croatian conflicts. The author draws on years of study of the region and personal knowledge of many of the KLA and other leaders involved to write what should become the standard account of the origins of the conflict.

There is a gift inscription from the author on the front end paper.

In very good condition, complete with dust jacket. Fresh, crisp and clean with a tight binding. The dust jacket has a small amount of wear at the top of the spine.

Item details

Added value:
Signed by the Author
Author(s):
James Pettifer
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
22cm x 14.5cm
Edition:
2012
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
1849041873
ISBN-13:
9781849041874
Number of pages:
379
Publisher:
Hurst & Company
Title:
The Kosova Liberation Army - Underground War to Balkan Insurgency, 1948-2001

Standard UK Delivery (£3.95 per order)

Delivery FAQs

Ts & Cs
Delivery FAQs

Free returns

within 30 days.
Returns policy

About this item

Published in 2012 by Hurst & Company.

Illustrated with maps and a section of colour photographs. Includes several appendices, an extensive section of notes, a bibliography, and an index.

This history traces the development of the Kosova Liberation Army (KLA) using previously unknown documents from Russian, American, Serbian, Swiss archives, amongst others, numerous interviews with participants and observers, and eye witness material.

The Kosova Liberation Army (KLA) was the first successful insurgent movement in Europe since the Second World War. In the struggle against Milosevic's Serbia it developed from a tiny group of conspirators in the Swiss political underground in the 1980s to an 18,000 strong military force that was allied with NATO between 1997 and 1999. In this ground-breaking and innovative history, James Pettifer traces the development of the force using previously unknown documents from Russian, American, Serbian, Swiss archives, amongst others, numerous interviews with participants and observers and eye witness material.
The KLA drew on deep historical traditions of resistance to Serbian rule in Kosova, but in other respects was highly innovative and was the first postmodern insurgency for which the image it carried in the media was almost as important as its achievements in the campaign. The book focuses in particular depth on the work of the KLA leaders in secret organisations prior to the war, and how Milosevic misunderstood the nature of the opponent he was facing. This also applied to many NATO nations, who often saw the unique Kosova struggle as an extension of the earlier Bosnian and Croatian conflicts. The author draws on years of study of the region and personal knowledge of many of the KLA and other leaders involved to write what should become the standard account of the origins of the conflict.

There is a gift inscription from the author on the front end paper.

In very good condition, complete with dust jacket. Fresh, crisp and clean with a tight binding. The dust jacket has a small amount of wear at the top of the spine.

Added value:
Signed by the Author
Author(s):
James Pettifer
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
22cm x 14.5cm
Edition:
2012
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
1849041873
ISBN-13:
9781849041874
Number of pages:
379
Publisher:
Hurst & Company
Title:
The Kosova Liberation Army - Underground War to Balkan Insurgency, 1948-2001

Delivery & returns

This item will be dispatched to UK addresses via second class post within 7 working days of receipt of your order. Standard UK delivery is £3.95 per order, so you're only charged once no matter how many items you have in your basket. Any additional courier charges will be applied at checkout as they vary depending on delivery address.

This item will be dispatched to UK addresses via second class post within 7 working days of receipt of your order. Standard UK delivery is currently free, no matter how many items you have in your basket. Any additional courier charges will be applied at checkout as they vary depending on delivery address.

We offer a 30 day no quibble returns policy. You can find out more about delivery and returns in our help section. You have the option of a full refund or exchange for an alternative item from the range.

This item is also available for international delivery by airmail, carrying a mandatory delivery charge of:

Europe: £6.50

Outside Europe: £11.50

Volunteer listed

Wonder how this unique item ended up online?

Most of the second-hand items you see online have been donated, by supporters like you, to our high street stores. Each item is then priced, photographed and listed on this site by our amazing team of volunteers from across the country.

After you have bought your item, our team of volunteers package and dispatch it from the Shop straight to you or your chosen recipient.

All profits from the sales of our goods go towards funding Oxfam's work around the world. We rely on your donations to sell online so please keep the cycle of goodness going!

Oxfam Bookshop Witney

Witney Books and Music shop has a wide range of books in most subjects from Childrens to Art and a good selection of DVDs CDs Vinyl and sheet music both classical and pop.We also stock greetings cards. Please come and visit us in this thriving market town.

View Shop