Hunting the Tiger: The Fast Life and Violent Death of the Balkans' Most Dangerous Man

Hunting the Tiger The Fast Life and Violent Death of the Balkans Most Dangerous Man Hardcover and dust jacket as pictured remainder mark small tear on dust jacket edge bio

  • Title: Hunting the Tiger: The Fast Life and Violent Death of the Balkans' Most Dangerous Man
  • Author: Christopher S. Stewart
  • ISBN: 9780312356064
  • Page: 432
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Hardcover and dust jacket, as pictured remainder mark small tear on dust jacket edge bio

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    About “Christopher S. Stewart

    • Christopher S. Stewart

      Christopher S Stewart is an investigative reporter at the Wall Street Journal, where he won the Pulitzer Prize with several colleagues in 2015.Stewart is the author of Hunting the Tiger, a book about Zeljko Arkan Raznatovic, the Serbian mobster and warlord at the center of the 1990s Balkan wars Jungleland is his second book.His work has also appeared in GQ, Harper s, the New York Times Magazine, New York, Paris Review, Wired, and other publications Earlier, he served as deputy editor at the New York Observer and is a former contributing editor at Conde Nast Portfolio, where, among other things, he wrote about the Unification Church s gun business and corruption in Iraq.He lives with his family in New York.



    185 thoughts on “Hunting the Tiger: The Fast Life and Violent Death of the Balkans' Most Dangerous Man

    • Author Christopher S. Stewart is the master of nonfiction biographies. Stewart's impressive investigative journalism background contributes to the intricate details of HUNTING THE TIGER. Stewart also wrote a compelling article for Conde Nast Porfolio about Russian dissident and extreme badass Mikhail Khodorkovsky, which is where I first discovered this talented journalist.The book begins with a horrifying train ride through Serbia, with an outcome where Stewart should be thanking god, the univer [...]


    • Really poorly written biography of an interesting mass murderer. Most interesting was how the Yugoslav secret service hired criminals to be their secret agents who would go abroad to commit murder for the state. The thinking being that people more disposed to criminal activities would have less scruples about killing another person.What’s interesting about Arkan is what’s interesting about Hitler (okay, Hitler's way better). How did someone convince so many people to commit such horrible atr [...]


    • This reads like a breathless hagiographic caricature of Arkan, a Balkan warlord, war criminal, mass murderer, drug trafficker, professional assassin, bank robber, murdered, and a key player in the Serbian secret police. The author is clearly fascinated by him, yet seems to lack an understanding of the atmosphere of the time and the setting in which Arkan was moving. Even though it relies on some interviews with some of the players, the author lacks the depth of knowledge or sophistication to pul [...]


    • Stewart's work is an investigation of a country in the throes of a moral crisis, via the career of the gangster and warlord Arkan. The book is gripping and readable, and Stewart has dug deep into the history of the man. The activities of Arkan in one of the centuries most brutal conflicts are not something that can simply be pulled from the historical archives or newspapers. Stewart invested substantial time (and no doubt money)in interviewing people close the "the Commander." One of the strengt [...]


    • If John Wayne and Adolf Hitler had a son and raised him in Serbia, he would have turned out just like Arkan. Arkan was the leader of one of the nastiest Serbian militias in the Balkan wars (which is saying something). But Arkan was much more than a warlord, he was a prolific bank robber, asassin and owned an ice cream shop. In "Hunting the Tiger" the author seeks out the truth behind Arkan's story and finds it very hard to seperate truth from fiction. Did Arkan single-handedly rob a casino boat [...]


    • This is a disturbing book about the violent life of a bank robber turned war lord. Zeljko Raznatovic, or Arkan the Tiger, as he is referred to, started robbing banks all over Europe then moved onto leading a group of Serb paramilitary fighters that fought battles during the Balkan war in the 1990s. Hard to keep reading this book due to the detail from some of the atrocities committed.


    • Not only gives an insightful and interesting look at Arkan and his cronies, but also provides a summary of the multiple wars in the Balkans during the 1990s. Stewart provides a balanced perspective and an easy read.




    • Structurally, the book feels kind of hacked together. A lot of the information is conjecture, speculation, and supposition.



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