This book is the most comprehensive account of Red Terror in Gojjam currently available, dealing with almost the last period of the revolutionary government's life. It is also the first sequential exposition of events, and thus of the history of the revolution. Particular emphasis is placed on effectively isolating and articulating the causes, courses and outcomes of the Red Terror. The author traces the Red Terror roots in the weaknesses of the Darg regime examines the formative years of the Red Terror in the second half of twentieth century. In examining these events, Genzeb Atalay makes extensive use of primary sources written in the national official language. He is also the first Ethiopian national to write a book on this subject. This book is thus a unique account of a fascinating period, capturing the nature of the Red Terror as never before, yet firmly grounded in scholarship.