I admit that I don't know as much as I should about the politics and the conflicts that have gone on in the Balkans. But I want to learn more. Is there a good book that gives background information on the conflicts in the Balkans and also provides a good description of what has happened there in the 20th century with Bosnia, Croatia, Serbia / Kosovo, Albania, etc.? Thanks!
I hope you enjoy reading
. An easy and enjoyable introduction in Balkan Ghosts
by Robert Kaplan. Moving a little deeper into the subject, you might read The Ottoman Centuries
by Lord Kinross. Two other books I own, but haven't started yet, is Balkans
by Misha Glenny and Black Lamb and Grey Falcon
by Rebecca West. Hope that helps....