In This Review

Ethiopia, Great Britain, and the United States, 1941-1974: The Politics of Empire
Ethiopia, Great Britain, and the United States, 1941-1974: The Politics of Empire
By Harold G. Marcus
University of California Press, 1983, 210 pp

This straightforward, readable historical narrative focuses on U.S. involvement in Ethiopia through the abortive 1960 coup; the Emperor emerges as keenly attentive to manipulating his American patron and largely oblivious to social and economic conditions beyond the palace. Marcus does well at providing the perspectives of both Ethiopian elites and U.S. diplomats.