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Emperor Downfall of an Autocrat

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Haile Selassie, King of Kings, Elect of God, Lion of Judah, His Most Puissant Majesty and Distinguished Highness the Emperor of Ethiopia, reigned from 1930 until he was overthrown by the army in 1974. While the fighting still raged, Ryszard Kapuscinski, Poland's leading foreign correspondent, traveled to Ethiopia to seek out and interview Selassie's servants and closest associates on how the Emperor had ruled and why he fell. This "sensitive, powerful. . .history" (The New York Review of Books) is Kapuscinski's rendition of their accountshumorous, frightening, sad, grotequeof a man living amidst nearly unimaginable pomp and luxury while his people teetered netween hunger and starvation.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780394723761
Author:
Kapuscinski, Ryszard
Publisher:
Vintage
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Ethiopia
Subject:
Ethiopia Kings and rulers Biography.
Subject:
Africa
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage International
Series Volume:
SB-287
Publication Date:
1984
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
176
Dimensions:
8 x 5.1 x .45 in .4 lb

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