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The Name of Hero  by Richard Seltzer

This historical novel is based on the life of Alexander Bulatovich, a Russian explorer in Ethiopia, a cavalry officer during Russia's conquest of Manchuria in 1900, and later, a monk. He led a group of "heretics" who challenged the hierarchy of the Russian Orthodox Church, asserting the divinity of the Name of God.



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Ethiopia Through Russian Eyes by Alexander Bulatovich; edited and translated by Richard Seltzer.

Ethiopia through Russian Eyes consists of two books: From Entotto to the River Baro and With the Armies of Menelik II, both written by Alexander Bulatovich and translated by Richard Seltzer. This is a unique and detailed first-hand account of Ethiopia in 1896-98 -- at the change of an era -- by a Russian officer with remarkable understanding for the many varied people who lived there and keen insight into their destiny.Africa World Press/Red Sea Press published a print edition of this book which is available through Amazon. According to a review in "Old Africa" (published in Kenya): "Despite its bland title, this is the most important book on the history of eastern Africa to have been published for a century. And it was written over a century ago! Based on his [Bulatovich's] day-to-day diary, it is not only the sole but an astonishingly vivid first-hand description of how Menelik II created his Ethiopian Empire," 

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