The Emperor: Downfall of an Autocrat

The Emperor: Downfall of an Autocrat

by Ryzard Kapuscinski

After Haile Selassie was deposed in 1974, Ryszard Kapuściński—Poland’s top foreign correspondent—went to Ethiopia to piece together a firsthand account of how the Emperor governed his country and why he fell from power. At great risk to himself, Kapuściński interviewed members of the imperial circle who had gone into hiding. The result is this remarkable book, an extraordinary study of power anywhere.

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  • Format: eBook

  • ISBN-13/EAN: 9780547539218

  • ISBN-10: 0547539215

  • Pages: 164

  • Price: $9.99

  • Publication Date: 03/01/1983

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Ryzard Kapuscinski

Ryszard Kapuscinski (1932-2007) was born in eastern Poland. After studying Polish history at Warsaw University, began work as a domestic reporter. Later, as a foreign correspondent for the Polish Press Agency (until 1981), he gained critical and popular praise for his coverage of civil wars, revolutions, and social conditions in the Third World. In Latin America, Africa, and the Middle East, he ventured into the "bush"—the word that has become his trademark—to search out hidden stories. In addition to his books on the Third World, Kapuscinski has written about the Polish provinces and the Asian and Caucasian republics of the Soviet Union. Kapuscinski's account of the fall of Haile Selassie, The Emperor, was published to widespread acclaim in many languages. Newsweek named it one of the ten best books of 1983.
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  • Format: eBook

  • ISBN-13/EAN: 9780547539218

  • ISBN-10: 0547539215

  • Pages: 164

  • Price: $9.99

  • Publication Date: 03/01/1983

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