Books: Dark Past:HAILE SELASSIE'S WAR

HAILE SELASSIE'S WAR

The image of Ethiopia is the face of famine. Hollow cheeks and desolate eyes are symbols of the country's present catastrophe. But they say nothing about its astonishing past. Today it is hard to recall Haile Selassie, King of Kings, Conquering Lion of Judah, who reigned as Emperor of Ethiopia from 1930 until 1974, when he was deposed at the age of 82, less than a year before his death. A half-century ago, Haile Selassie was an international hero. In 1935, Ethiopia, also known as Abyssinia, consumed almost as much editorial space as it does today. But the world was worried...

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