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Harsch, Ernest

Overview
Works: 134 works in 188 publications in 2 languages and 1,863 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History 
Roles: Author
Classifications: DT555.83.S36, 966.25052
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Most widely held works by Ernest Harsch
Thomas Sankara : an African revolutionary by Ernest Harsch( Book )

7 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thomas Sankara, often called the African Che Guevara, was president of Burkina Faso, one of the poorest countries in Africa, until his assassination during the military coup that brought down his government. Although his tenure in office was relatively short, Sankara left an indelible mark on his country's history and development. An avowed Marxist, he outspokenly asserted his country's independence from France and other Western powers while at the same time seeking to build a genuine pan-African unity. Ernest Harsch traces Sankara's life from his student days to his recruitment into the military, early political awakening, and increasing dismay with his country's extreme poverty and political corruption. As he rose to higher leadership positions, he used those offices to mobilize people for change and to counter the influence of the old, corrupt elites. Sankara and his colleagues initiated economic and social policies that shifted away from dependence on foreign aid and toward a greater use of the country's own resources to build schools, health clinics, and public works. Although Sankara's sweeping vision and practical reforms won him admirers both in Burkina Faso and across Africa, a combination of domestic opposition groups and factions within his own government and the army finally led to his assassination in 1987. This is the first English-language book to tell the story of Sankara's life and struggles, drawing on the author's extensive firsthand research and reporting on Burkina Faso, including interviews with the late leader. Decades after his death, Sankara remains an inspiration to young people throughout Africa for his integrity, idealism, and dedication to independence and self-determination
Apartheid's great land theft : the struggle for the right to farm in South Africa by Ernest Harsch( Book )

4 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Burkina Faso : a history of power, protest, and revolution by Ernest Harsch( Book )

6 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In October 2014, huge protests across Burkina Faso succeeded in overthrowing the long-entrenched regime of their authoritarian ruler, Blasie Compaoré. Defying all expectations, this popular movement went on to defeat an attempted coup by the old regime, making it possible for a transitional government to organize free and fair elections the following year. In doing so, the people of the previously obscure West African nation surprised the world, and their struggle stands as one of the few instances of a popular democratic uprising succeeding in postcolonial sub-Saharan Africa..." -- Page [4] of cover
U.S. intervention in Jamaica : how Washington toppled the Manley government by Ernest Harsch( Book )

4 editions published between 1981 and 1986 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Ethiopian revolution by Ernest Harsch( Book )

1 edition published in 1978 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poland : workers in revolt by Dave Frankel( Book )

2 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dictatorship in India( Book )

2 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Truth About Afghanistan and the Crisis of Imperialist Domination by Ernest Harsch( Book )

1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Somalia : restoring hope by Ernest Harsch( Book )

3 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cleaning house : anticorruption struggles in Ghana and Burkina Faso by Ernest Harsch( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Augopla : the hidden history of Washington's war by Ernest Harsch( Book )

1 edition published in 1976 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Angola by Ernest Harsch( Book )

2 editions published in 1976 in Undetermined and English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Burkina Faso in the winds of liberalisation by Ernest Harsch( )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Accumulators and democrats : challenging State corruption in Africa by Ernest Harsch( )

3 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Répercussions de la crise financière mondiale by Ernest Harsch( )

1 edition published in 2009 in French and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Lutte contre le sida en Afrique: À la croisée des chemins by Ernest Harsch( )

1 edition published in 2006 in French and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Afrique du Sud: Une décennie de liberté by Ernest Harsch( )

1 edition published in 2004 in French and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Favoriser le retour des combattants étrangers by Ernest Harsch( )

1 edition published in 2009 in French and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

La réforme des forces de sécurité africaines by Ernest Harsch( )

1 edition published in 2009 in French and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

L'Afrique défend les principes démocratiques by Ernest Harsch( )

1 edition published in 2010 in French and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Apartheid's great land theft : the struggle for the right to farm in South Africa
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