Big Thoughts are Free

The Authorized Biography of Milan Panić

by Mark Axelrod (Author)
©2015 Textbook XIV, 305 Pages


Big Thoughts Are Free is a biography of the Serbian-born entrepreneur cum politician Milan Panic. It traces his childhood in the former Yugoslavia and the horrors he witnessed and endured during the Second World War, as well as how he persevered through those horrors and turned tenacity and business savvy not only to become the CEO of one of biggest pharmaceutical companies in the world, but to become Prime Minister of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia from 1992 to 1993. This biography traces the life of a true Renaissance man who was an Olympic cyclist, an aviator, a polyglot, an opera lover, and a philanthropist. This book covers some of the euphoric highs in his life as well as some of his worst personal tragedies, all of which have led him to believe that «big thoughts are free».


XIV, 305
ISBN (Hardcover)
20th century yugoslavia belgrade lifespan
New York, Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Frankfurt am Main, Oxford, Wien, 2015. XIV, 314 pp., num. ill.

Biographical notes

Mark Axelrod (Author)

Mark Axelrod is Professor of Comparative Literature in the Department of English at Chapman University in Orange, California. A graduate of both Indiana University and the University of Minnesota, he has been the Director of the John Fowles Center for Creative Writing since 1997, for which he has received five National Endowment for the Arts grants. He has written over 135 volumes of prose, poetry, screenwriting, and non-fiction.


Title: Big Thoughts are Free