Balkan Ghosts, A Journey through History
Robert D. Kaplan
TRAVEL NARRATIVE 2005 PAPER 307 PAGES
Kaplan combines the skills of an old-fashioned literate traveler and an informed journalist in this eloquent, opinionated report that interweaves history, art and culture of Yugoslavia, Bulgaria, Romania and Greece with recent events to paint a portrait of the region in the 1980s. This new edition includes six opinion pieces that he wrote for the New York Times and Washington Post in the 1990s. Named one of the best of 1993 by the New York Times.