Tito: The Story from Inside

Tito The Story from Inside Together with Tito Milovan Djilas led the Communist Party of Yugoslavia before World War II and became Vice President of Yugoslavia until when he broke with the regime accusing it of creating

  • Title: Tito: The Story from Inside
  • Author: Milovan Djilas Richard Hayes Vasilije Kojic
  • ISBN: 9781842120477
  • Page: 406
  • Format: Paperback
  • Together with Tito, Milovan Djilas led the Communist Party of Yugoslavia before World War II and became Vice President of Yugoslavia until 1954, when he broke with the regime, accusing it of creating a new class of privileged ideologists and bureaucrats This is his revealing portrait of Tito.

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    1. A fair assessment of Tito's successes and failures, strengths and weaknesses, both ideological and personal. This is a rambling and deeply emotional book by Milovan Dijilas, one of Tito's comrades from the partisan days. Tragic, as all communist tales of disorienting betrayal are."I made my choice in accord with my vision, my ability, and my conscience. I am convinced that what I did was right, although I am unconvinced that I shall win in my lifetime. That is the heart of the matter. There lies [...]

    2. "И именно в това – липсата на „политически усет”, на усет за гъвкави, постепенни тактически ходове с далечна цел – съм упрекван най-често и в Югославия, и извън нея. Аз пък смятах, че ако някой трябва да започне с критиката, с идеите, то това трябва да бъда аз, щом не желае ник [...]

    3. Djilas was right-hand man to Tito for a long time and that gives this account both the air of one who knows and also a certain quirky random quality. It could just as easily be called "My Tito," since it is very much his vision. That said, for anyone looking to gain more insight into the story of Yugoslavia and what happened when it begin to splinter into substates, I highly recommend this volume. Interesting, intelligent and well written.

    4. It could be the gem for historians, but as for me, this is the book that 'slowed me right down'. Yes, there are some good bits, but I found it really detailed, and full with references to historical events, chapters of which I had to re-read and than read again. If you don't know much about the politics of the era, I'd say you'll struggle to enjoy it.

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