Ethiopia at Bay: A Personal Account of the Haile Selassie Years
... what people are saying about this book ...?A marvelous recounting of Ethiopian and world history during those years. Mandatory reading for anyone interested in Third World relations and certainly for anyone who seeks to understand contemporary Ethiopian or Horn of Africa affairs.??Foreign Service Journal?A significant primary source in its first hand account by a meticulously observant insider.??Foreign Affairs?Commands attention and respect. John Spencer?s personal, candid, and basically reliable record will have an honored place in the contemporary annals of that tortured country.??Times Literary Supplement?Spencer is one of the very few living people in a position to describe Ethiopia?s efforts to survive during those years.??Library Journal?Spencer was privy to many important decisions. Of particular interest is his account of Haile Sellassie?s disenchantment with the U.S.??Publisher?s Weekly?After the hard fate which befell the Emperor and his notables, Spencer is maybe the only one of the old regime?s key persons still alive. There is hardly a single page one would want to miss.??Sture Linner in Svenska Dagbladet?I found Ethiopia at Bay intensely interesting, sad and even tragic in the Greek mode. What a series of missed opportunities, anachronistic colonial arrogances, and western shortsightedness! The book would be enormously instructive to students of international relations generally.??Lincoln Gordon, former President, Johns Hopkins University?Valuable indeed, Especially significant is Spencer?s cogent analysis of the Emperor himself. Recommended for college, university, and larger public libraries.??Choice.
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FROM PARIS TO THE NORTHERN FRONT
HOW WAR HAD COME ABOUT
THE FALL OF ADDIS ABABA
AN APPEAL TO THE LEAGUE OF NATIONS
HAILE SELLASSIE RETURNS WITH THE GIDEON
THE EMPEROR HIS MINISTERS HIS SUBJECTS
BREAKING FREE FROM BRITAIN
THE FEDERATION ACHIEVED
THE END COMES
INTO THE SOVIET ORBIT
REFLECTIONS ON THE PAST PROPOSALS FOR
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