Slobodan Milosevic's Yugoslavia, 2nd Edition

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  • Interest Level: Grade 9 - Grade 12
  • Reading Level: Grade 9

In the 1990s, Slobodan Milosevic served as president of Serbia (a republic of Yugoslavia) and then president of Yugoslavia itself. He ruled as a dictator, using his secret security forces to crush political dissent and imprison his enemies. He also censored the media, making sure his opponents remained silent. During that time, Yugoslavia was torn apart by civil wars and ethnic violence, and troops under Milosevic’s command imprisoned, raped, and killed tens of thousands of civilians. In the 2000s, the United Nations put Milosevic on trial for these atrocities, but he died before the trial was finished. Milosevic is considered one of the most brutal dictators of the twentieth century. In Slobodan Milosevic’s Yugoslavia, learn more about Milosevic and his role in one of the most devastating periods of modern European history.

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Interest Level Grade 9 - Grade 12
Reading Level Grade 9
Genre Social Studies, Young Adult
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Twenty-First Century Books ™
Language English
Publication Date 2012-08-01
BISACS YAN025070, YAN038070, YAN006070
Dewey 949.703092
Graphics 1-color illustrations, Full-color illustrations
Features Author/Illustrator biography, Bibliography/further reading, Glossary, Index, Maps, Primary source quotations/images, Source notes, Table of contents, and Timeline

Author: Kimberly L. Sullivan

Kimberly Sullivan enjoys writing both fiction and nonfiction. Her nonfiction books for young adult readers include Muammar al-Qaddafi's Libya and Slobodan Milosevic's Yugoslavia. She holds a Ph.D. in political science and has been a college instructor for 13 years. Kim is a lifelong Illinois resident and currently resides in the Chicago suburbs with her husband, son, and an assortment of formerly stray cats. For more information about Kim's work, including excerpts and some very bad advice for students and aspiring writers, please visit