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Under The Blue Flag: My Mission in Kosovo

2 Ratings: 4.0
A book by Philip Kearney

Seeking to escape the monotony he had come to endure in his job as assistant District Attorney in San Francisco, Philip Kearney needed a change. His solution came one day in a casual email from a friend: "U.N. has opening here for an international … see full wiki

Author: Philip Kearney
Genre: Biography
Publisher: Phoenix Books
3 reviews about Under The Blue Flag: My Mission in Kosovo
review by . October 24, 2010
Under the Blue Flag is attorney Philip Kearney's memoir of a year he spent in Kosovo prosecuting war crimes that took place during the time when Yugoslavia was breaking up. Slobodan Milosevic ruled Serbia, of which Kosovo was a part. However, ethnic Serbs were a minority in Kosovo, which was made up mostly of ethnic Albanians, most of whom were Muslim. These two groups of people hated each other and their war can fairly be characterized as the most recent eruption of ethnic and religious hostilities …
review by . October 11, 2010
Very Interesting True Story
Under the Blue Flag is attorney Philip Kearney's memoir of a year he spent in Kosovo prosecuting war crimes that took place during the time when Yugoslavia was breaking up. Slobodan Milosevic ruled Serbia, of which Kosovo was a part. However, ethnic Serbs were a minority in Kosovo, which was made up mostly of ethnic Albanians, most of whom were Muslim. These two groups of people hated each other and their war can fairly be characterized as the most recent eruption of ethnic and religious hostilities …
review by . June 22, 2010
Though I haven't been to Kosovo, I did spend two years living in Bosnia which struggled with many of the same challenges in the aftermath of the breakup of Yugoslavia. Kearney does a good job of framing an incredibly complicated set of issues in order to make them palatable to readers unfamiliar with the complexities of war crimes tribunals. His picture of working for the UN as an American rings true and provides an excellent introduction into that lifestyle. Though I would have preferred more focus …
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