Item description for Eritrea's War by Paul Henze...
One of the foremost political experts on Ethiopia has written a first-hand account of the conflict at the forefront of Ethiopia's recent history. Ranging from personal interviews with Eritrean President Isaias Afewerki to reports from the front line, Paul Henze analyses the confrontation Eritrea provoked by invading Ethiopia in May 1998 and explores the deep background of the conflict and the tendentious mythology of the EPLF. He also examines the dilemmas Isaias Afewerki's continued rule poses for the region and, above all, for Eritrea's own future. This is the story of the Ethiopian - Eritrean conflict in its entirety, from the invasion of Ethiopia in 1998, to the attack at Badme, to the accepted cease-fire in June of 2000. Eritrea's War is a gripping account of the situation, which cuts to the core of the issues facing the Horn of Africa.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.1" Width: 4.52" Height: 0.61" Weight: 0.51 lbs.
Release Date May 10, 2001
Publisher Shama Books
ISBN 1931253064 ISBN13 9781931253062
Reviews - What do customers think about Eritrea's War?
EXTREMELY DISAPPOINTING!! Jan 21, 2005
I am studying modern armed conflicts since 20 years and I am always looking for new sources, so I was greately interested by this book. I paid $16 for it, but after receiving it I immediately realised that I wasted my money. Here is why:
1. This is a VERY small book, in fact a small paperback. Only the first 60 pages are actually treating about the topic (war between Eritrea and Ethiopia 1998-2000), and without giving virtually any really interesting information. You can go to the public library, take the international edition of Newsweek from this three years, and in one afternoon You will find more about this war that in this book. 2. The rest of the book is actually a collection of some old articles and lectures by the author on Erithrea in general - this is actually quite smart recycling of old papers, but it doesn't give any more value to the book.
In conclusion, I frankly advise not to buy this - I lost my money, don't do the same mistake.