Prevail: The Inspiring Story of Ethiopia's Victory over Mussolini's Invasion, 1935-1941

Prevail: The Inspiring Story of Ethiopia's Victory over Mussolini's Invasion, 1935-1941

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ISBN-13: 9781510718654
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing
Publication date: 07/18/2017
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 640
Sales rank: 875,102
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.50(d)

About the Author

Jeff Pearce has traveled far to get his unique stories. For his landmark history, Prevail , he tracked down survivors from the Italian-Ethiopian War of the 1930s and 40s, and he uncovered shocking records about Britain's role during the conflict in London archives. For the book he's currently working on, he went all the way to Iraq to interview Kurdish defence forces — less than two kilometres away from a town controlled by ISIS. And in 2005, he briefly taught journalism in Burma.

His book of investigative journalism, Gangs in Canada , has been adopted as a textbook for criminology, and his history of sex in Canada, How to Make Love in a Canoe , has been adapted into a hilarious stage adaptation by the University of Toronto's Theatre Erindale. In 2007, he wrote his stage play, Defenders of Gravity , which was chosen by a professional panel to inaugurate the Playwrights of Spring Festival in Toronto. Harper Voyager reissued his popular SF thriller, The Karma Booth , and his other science fiction and fantasy works have earned critical praise from indie reviewers as well as a loyal following.

Richard Pankhurst has a doctorate in economic history from the London School of Economics. In 1962, he was the founding director of the Institute of Ethiopian Studies at the University College of Addis Ababa, and, in 2004, he was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire for services to Ethiopian studies. He lives in Addis Ababa.

Table of Contents

Dedication v

List of Illustrations and Photo Credits vi

Foreword Richard Pankhurst xi

Preface to the Paperback Edition xiii

Note on Names xvii

Maps xviii

Part 1 Resist

Introduction 3

Chapter 1 The Duce and the Eternal City 11

Chapter 2 The Negus and the New Flower 26

Chapter 3 A Silent Room in Stresa 46

Chapter 4 Bluster 63

Chapter 5 Colors of Conscience 83

Chapter 6 The Brink 103

Chapter 7 "I Hope the Organmen Gas Them to Buggery" 124

Part 2 Endure

Chapter 8 War 143

Chapter 9 A Season of Betrayals 161

Chapter 10 Schemes … 182

Chapter 11 … And Downfalls 213

Chapter 12 "The Rain That Burns and Kills 229

Chapter 13 The Old Man on the Mountain 248

Chapter 14 "… If You Think It Better to Come Here and Die with Us …" 276

Chapter 15 A King's Lonely Prayer 296

Part 3 Prevail

Chapter 16 Taken Up to Rome 319

Chapter 17 "What Answer Am I to Take Back to My People?" 343

Chapter 18 The Pride of Lions 361

Chapter 19 Abattoir 388

Chapter 20 Eden Bows Our 420

Chapter 21 A Volcano, Permanently Simmering 443

Chapter 22 Day of Deliverance 462

Chapter 23 Champagne and Jazz Records 486

Chapter 24 "That Was Another War" 505

Chapter 25 Epilogue of Stones 534

Notes 553

Acknowledgments 591

Select Bibliography 595

Index 605

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I think Pearce’s perspective makes him passionate and gives the book life. He writes it like a story, a journey, not a textbook. You know who the heroes and villains are but he’s fair in his treatment of the characters. He is willing to point out the warts of those on Ethiopia’s side and he avoids making a caricature out of the Italians. This book is a long but good read and I’d recommend it to anyone who’s interested in this topic.