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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.

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"Jeff Pearce has written, with validated accuracy, a great study on the Italo-Ethiopian War and its impact. In Prevail he has presented an enthusiastically readable work...The reader will meet the exceedingly brave Ethiopian people and their leader, Haile Selassie as they, abandoned by the world, resist invasion by the most powerful military force at the time. Presented in Prevail is a piece of history too long ignored if not forgotten." --Thomas E. Simmons, award-winning author of The Man Called Brown Condor
Pearce's Prevail is spellbinding reading. A historical account that is both well-researched and fluid in its writing. Pearce has done justice to this moment in Ethiopian history. A worthy and necessary addition to the growing literature about this period. -Maaza Mengiste, author of Beneath the Lion's Gaze
"Jeff Pearce has written, with validated accuracy, a great study on the Italo-Ethiopian War and its impact. In Prevail he has presented an enthusiastically readable work...The reader will meet the exceedingly brave Ethiopian people and their leader, Haile Selassie as they, abandoned by the world, resist invasion by the most powerful military force at the time. Presented in Prevail is a piece of history too long ignored if not forgotten." --Thomas E. Simmons, award-winning author of The Man Called Brown Condor

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