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The Emperor

Downfall Of An Autocrat

By Ryszard Kapuściński

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 accounts—humorous, frightening, sad, groteque—of a man living amidst nearly unimaginable pomp and luxury while his people teetered netween hunger and starvation.

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Publish Date

1989

ISBN

0679722033


Format: Book
Author: Kapuściński, Ryszard
Title: The Emperor : downfall of an autocrat / Ryszard Kapuściński ; translated from the Polish by William R. Brand and Katarzyna Mroczkowska-Brand.
Publisher Date: New York : Vintage Books, 1989, c1983.
Subject: Haile Selassie I, Emperor of Ethiopia, 1892-1975 Ethiopia -- History -- Revolution, 1974 -- Personal narratives. Ethiopia -- Kings and rulers -- Biography.
Isbn: 0679722033
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Call Number: B Haile Selassie I
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Bib Id: 166205

Format: Book
Author: Kapuściński, Ryszard
Title: The Emperor : downfall of an autocrat / Ryszard Kapuściński ; translated from the Polish by William R. Brand and Katarzyna Mroczkowska-Brand.
Edition: 1st Vintage International ed.
Publisher, Date: New York : Vintage Books, 1989, c1983.
Description: 164 p. ; 21 cm.
Subjects: Haile Selassie I, Emperor of Ethiopia, 1892-1975
Subjects: Ethiopia -- History -- Revolution, 1974 -- Personal narratives.
Subjects: Ethiopia -- Kings and rulers -- Biography.
Other Title: Cesarz. English
Notes: Translation of: Cesarz.
LCCN: 83040307
ISBN: 0679722033
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Available Copies: 1
Total Copies: 1
Call Number: B Haile Selassie I