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Ethiopia: Empire in Revolution
Ethiopia: Empire in Revolution
By Marina and David Ottaway
Africana, 1978, 250 pp

This detailed account of Ethiopia's military-engineered political and social transformation covers only the period through 1977, before the successful Soviet-Cuban-supported drive to retake the Ogaden. With an authority stemming from apparently exhaustive researches during their 1974-1977 stay in Ethiopia, however, the Ottaways provide a convincing picture of a regime-and revolution-of growing strength and increasingly sure direction.