Author:Kapuscinski, Ryszard

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Shadow of the Sun

By: Africa/Kapuscinski, Ryszard

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Publisher: 11/2/2011

Seller ID: 9780679454915

ISBN: 0679454918

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Emperor

By: Africa/Kapuscinski, Ryszard

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Publisher: VINTAGE BOOKS: 2/5/2011

Seller ID: 9780679722038

ISBN: 0679722033

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Haile Selassie, King of Kings, Elect of God, Lion of Judah, His Most Puissant Majesty and Distinguished Highness the Emperor of Ethiopia, reigned from 1930 until he was overthrown by the army in 1974. While the fighting still raged, Ryszard Kapuscinski, Poland's leading foreign correspondent, traveled to Ethiopia to seek out and interview Selassie's servants and closest associates on how the Emperor had ruled and why he fell. This "sensitive, powerful. . .history" ("The New York Review of Books") is Kapuscinski's rendition of their accounts--humorous, frightening, sad, groteque--of a man livin... View more info

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Shadow of the Sun

By: Africa/Kapuscinski, Ryszard

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Publisher: VINTAGE BOOKS: 1/11/2016

Seller ID: 9780679779070

ISBN: 0679779078

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In 1957, Ryszard Kapuscinski arrived in Africa to witness the beginning of the end of colonial rule as the first African correspondent of Poland's state newspaper. From the early days of independence in Ghana to the ongoing ethnic genocide in Rwanda, Kapuscinski has crisscrossed vast distances pursuing the swift, and often violent, events that followed liberation. Kapuscinski hitchhikes with caravans, wanders the Sahara with nomads, and lives in the poverty-stricken slums of Nigeria. He wrestles a king cobra to the death and suffers through a bout of malaria. What emerges is an extraordinary d... View more info

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Soccer War

By: General/Kapuscinski, Ryszard

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Publisher: VINTAGE BOOKS: 8/28/2011

Seller ID: 9780679738053

ISBN: 0679738053

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Part diary and part reportage, "The Soccer War" is a remarkable chronicle of war in the late twentieth century. Between 1958 and 1980, working primarily for the Polish Press Agency, Kapuscinski covered twenty-seven revolutions and coups in Africa, Latin America, and the Middle East. Here, with characteristic cogency and emotional immediacy, he recounts the stories behind his official press dispatches--searing firsthand accounts of the frightening, grotesque, and comically absurd aspects of life during war. "The Soccer War" is a singular work of journalism. View more info

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Travels with Herodotus

By: Kapuscinski, Ryszard

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Publisher: VINTAGE BOOKS: 5/29/2013

Seller ID: 9781400078783

ISBN: 1400078784

Condition: USED


From the renowned journalist comes this intimate account of his years in the field, traveling for the first time beyond the Iron Curtain to India, China, Ethiopia, and other exotic locales. In the 1950s, Ryszard Kapuscinski finished university in Poland and became a foreign correspondent, hoping to go abroad - perhaps to Czechoslovakia. Instead, he was sent to India - the first stop on a decades-long tour of the world that took Kapuscinski from Iran to El Salvador, from Angola to Armenia. Revisiting his memories of traveling the globe with a copy of Herodotus' "Histories" in tow, Kapuscins... View more info