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The Books: “The Emperor” (Ryszard Kapuscinski)

My history bookshelf. Onward. Next book on this shelf is called The Emperor: Downfall of an Autocrat by Ryszard Kapuscinski. This is the story of the the fall of Haile Selassie, Emperor of Ethiopia. Kapuscinski went to Ethiopia, while the … Continue reading

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On Sept. 12, 1974:

Emperor Haile Selassie, ruler of Ethiopia for 58 years, was deposed by the military, after a couple of years of revolution. The text of the announcement, read over the radio to the people of Ethiopia on the morning of September … Continue reading

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Ryszard Kapuscinski, one of my own personal idols, has spent his entire life reporting on revolutions across the world. His books include: Another Day of LIfe – the story of the civil war in Angola. Kapuscinski was there. The Emperor … Continue reading

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