- Moscow Diary by Veljko Micunovic, translated by David Floyd
Chatto, 474 pp, £12.95, April 1980, ISBN 0 7011 2469 5
The story runs that the reason Tito lived so long in his last illness was that no one in the Presidential Council dared be the first to suggest that the various life-supporting machines should be switched off. Maybe in the end someone dared. Or maybe Tito, whose body in life had done so much to reconcile the politically irreconcilable in Yugoslavia, performed its final patriotic service in death.