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The Resource King of Kings : The Triumph and Tragedy of Emperor Haile Selassie I of Ethiopia, Asfa-Wossen Asserate ; Translated by Peter Lewis ; Foreword by Thomas Pakenham

King of Kings : The Triumph and Tragedy of Emperor Haile Selassie I of Ethiopia, Asfa-Wossen Asserate ; Translated by Peter Lewis ; Foreword by Thomas Pakenham

Label
King of Kings : The Triumph and Tragedy of Emperor Haile Selassie I of Ethiopia
Title
King of Kings
Title remainder
The Triumph and Tragedy of Emperor Haile Selassie I of Ethiopia
Statement of responsibility
Asfa-Wossen Asserate ; Translated by Peter Lewis ; Foreword by Thomas Pakenham
Creator
Contributor
Author
Translator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • ger
  • eng
Summary
"He was the scion of a dynasty that was reputed to descend from King Solomon, a pioneer of African unity and independence, a staunch confederate of the Allies in their fight against the fascist Axis powers and the messiah of the Jamaican Rastafarian movement. He was a reformer and an autocrat, whose rule was brought to a brutal and ignominious end when he was toppled and murdered by communist rebels. The impressive, dazzling and complex personality of Haile Selassie, King of Kings, is brilliantly conveyed in this biographical portrait by Asfa-Wossen Asserate, his close relation. The author spent his childhood and early youth in Ethiopia, though he never held political office in his native country, where his father was the last president of the Imperial Crown Council. The background of the author, who knew Haile Selassie in person, afforded him intimate insights into life at the Ethiopian court and the increasingly controversial policies pursued by the emperor. Asfa-Wossen Asserate's own experiences, augmented by intensive research in both family and public archives, combine to produce a uniquely detailed portrayal of the last King of Kings of Ethiopia and the turbulent and tragic history of the country over which he reigned surpreme for much of the 20th century." -- from dust jacket
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
YDXCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Asfa-Wossen Asserate,
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • genealogical tables
Index
index present
Language note
Translated from the German
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1958-
  • 1933-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Asfa-Wossen Asserate
  • Lewis, Peter
  • Pakenham, Thomas
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Haile Selassie
  • Haile Selassie
  • Haile Selassie
  • Kings and rulers
  • Ethiopia
  • Ethiopia
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Label
King of Kings : The Triumph and Tragedy of Emperor Haile Selassie I of Ethiopia, Asfa-Wossen Asserate ; Translated by Peter Lewis ; Foreword by Thomas Pakenham
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Map on lining papers
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [356]-365) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A childhood in Harar -- Two cousins vie for power -- The Ethiopian Machiavelli -- The elect of God -- The darkest hour -- The Lion of Judah returns -- Shots across the bows -- Shaking hands with history -- An empty house -- Haile Selassie's legacy
Control code
905524644
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxiv, 374 pages
Isbn
9781910376140
Lccn
2015463754
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map, genealogical table
Specific material designation
unspecified
System control number
(OCoLC)905524644
Label
King of Kings : The Triumph and Tragedy of Emperor Haile Selassie I of Ethiopia, Asfa-Wossen Asserate ; Translated by Peter Lewis ; Foreword by Thomas Pakenham
Publication
Copyright
Note
Map on lining papers
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [356]-365) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A childhood in Harar -- Two cousins vie for power -- The Ethiopian Machiavelli -- The elect of God -- The darkest hour -- The Lion of Judah returns -- Shots across the bows -- Shaking hands with history -- An empty house -- Haile Selassie's legacy
Control code
905524644
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxiv, 374 pages
Isbn
9781910376140
Lccn
2015463754
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map, genealogical table
Specific material designation
unspecified
System control number
(OCoLC)905524644

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