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Peacekeeper: The Road to Sarajevo Hardcover – Oct 1 1993

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  • Hardcover: 345 pages
  • Publisher: Douglas & McIntyre / Not Applicable; 1st Edition edition (Oct. 1 1993)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 155054098X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1550540987
  • Product Dimensions: 3.2 x 16.5 x 24.8 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 703 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars 4 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #110,712 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Format: Hardcover
They always say war is hell.

And so is peacekeeping.

And so is negotiating.

And so is dealing with geopolitical dysfunction on the macro and micro stage.

All these issues/problems/insanities are fodder for retired Major-General Lewis MacKenzie’s partial biography and partial treatise Peacekeeper: The Road To Sarajevo. A story that still has relevance today. Unfortunately.

MacKenzie came to prominence in the media with his role in the Balkan War in the early 1990’s, and this time of his life is the main chunk of the book, but the General starts at the beginning for him.

Not many details are given of MacKenzie’s upbringing or family or marriage or daughter, which is really not the focus of this book. With an almost laser like focus, he gives concise details of his joining the Canadian military, his training, and progression up the ranks.

And with MacKenzie’s rise, he also chronicles all of his United Nations Peacekeeping missions. The creation of late former Prime Minister Lester B. Pearson, the UN Peacekeepers are somewhat like a army for the world, but to help trouble spots remain calm and maybe help heal the rifts.

The General tells of missions for the UN in the 1960’s and 1970’s and 1980’s that each take place in different places across the globe, and each come with different challenges. The island of Cyprus, which he goes to twice in his career, is showcased with its political and racial problems, and how the Peacekeepers have to deal with all sides. Some moments are tense and at least once they prevent a big bloody battle.
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Gen Mackenzie has pretty much seen and done it all when it comes to UN peacekeeping operations. From fairly innocuous duty in the Sinai, to a more complex situation in Cyprus and Central America, to the ultimate test for the UN--the Balkans.
Gen Mackenzie's insights also highlight how the UN has adapted (or failed to adapt) to the growing complexities of multinational peacekeeping, in an age where superpower rivalries are no longer able to keep warring factions in check.
Worthy of note is the battle Mackenzie faced dealing not only with the warring factions in Bosnia, but also the warring faction's ability to utilize the omnipresent media to shape public opinion.
Mackenzie's story of the beginning of UNPROFOR should be mandatory reading for those attempting to pursue multinational peacekeeping efforts in a complex, multiethnic environment.
Good anecdotes, and a very enjoyable read
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Wonderful, thoroughly enjoyed the book.
I highly recommend Lewis MacKenzie's books.

Romeo Daley
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Excelent book. Very revealing. Good stories, funny at times and serious at times. Great read.
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Amazon.com: HASH(0xa364fd80) out of 5 stars 13 reviews
34 of 37 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa36f67e0) out of 5 stars This is THE book on modern United Nations Peacekeeping. April 20 1997
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
Maj.-Gen. Lewis MacKenzie takes you through the Hell that was the United Nations Protection Force in the former Yugoslavia. MacKenzie presents a candid look at the problems of modern Peacekeeping and offers solutions for them. He is highly critical of the United Nations's policies regarding Peacekeeping and explains there impact on the mission in depth. The book is also a summary of MacKenzie's experiences in the field during his deployment. It also toches on the role the media plays in Peacekeeping. For an exciting look at Peacekeeping from the trenches this is _the_ book. It is no wonder Gen. MacKenzie has become the 'Peacekeeper.
19 of 21 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa36f6c48) out of 5 stars Interesting insight on the evolution of peacekeeping ops July 28 2003
By P. J Lambert - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
Gen Mackenzie has pretty much seen and done it all when it comes to UN peacekeeping operations. From fairly innocuous duty in the Sinai, to a more complex situation in Cyprus and Central America, to the ultimate test for the UN--the Balkans.
Gen Mackenzie's insights also highlight how the UN has adapted (or failed to adapt) to the growing complexities of multinational peacekeeping, in an age where superpower rivalries are no longer able to keep warring factions in check.
Worthy of note is the battle Mackenzie faced dealing not only with the warring factions in Bosnia, but also the warring faction's ability to utilize the omnipresent media to shape public opinion.
Mackenzie's story of the beginning of UNPROFOR should be mandatory reading for those attempting to pursue multinational peacekeeping efforts in a complex, multiethnic environment.
Good anecdotes, and a very enjoyable read
14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa36f6c6c) out of 5 stars Road to Sarajevo Feb. 27 2005
By Jumper0401 - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
Excelent book. Very revealing. Good stories, funny at times and serious at times. Great read.
14 of 16 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa36f6f84) out of 5 stars Great book for everybody who would like to know more about War in former Yugoslavia July 15 2005
By Alexander - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
Gen. McKenzie wrote a great book about peacekeeping in Bosnia. He is very honest man with a lot of experience in peacekeeping. He had hard time in Bosnia because beside war on the field there was a very strong media and political war. He did his best. Read it!

More things you can find if you read some reports of French Gen. Morion (reading his reports to UN). Useful link: [...]
27 of 34 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa36f80cc) out of 5 stars General MacKenzie is a hero Feb. 8 2000
By Kim Kinrade - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
I found the two previous reviews, one by Michael Smith and the other by an unidentified reader, both mean-spirited and uninformed. The latter reader I will disregard because his anonymity makes him unworthy of comment.
First, I wonder why it took Smith 6 years to get around to reading MacKenzie's book? That's 6 years of hindsight that the author never had, so any abberations could be seen as dated.
Next, was Smith there in Sarajevo when the Serb artillery was reducing the beautiful Olympic city to ruins? Did he know how it felt to try and communicate with the UN in New York only to have a recording because the staff was home for the weekend?
Canadians have always been rated highly as peacekeepers because they come from a society that is judged as fair and tolerant of all peoples. The accusations of religious and ethnic intolerance are surprising - but maybe because of having to duck bullets and shells one sometimes loses this trait.
I think Smith and his ilk would be happy if Canadians stayed home when the next trouble spot happens in Europe. Then Smith can watch from his Paris address while his EU compatriots try and solve the problem. Because, after two world wars and dozens of peacekeeping campaigns where thousands of Canadians have died, it's time for Europe to handle its own problems.
General MacKenzie probably made a lot of enemies during his command. But outside of ethnic communities, one would be hardpressed to find a person who doesn't think highly of this man.
And next time, Smith, read the book when it comes out.


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