An Ordained Minister, Theologian, Political Observer, former Secretary of "COJEDEF", Comite des Jeunes Pour le Developpement de Freres (Youth Committee for the Development of Freres), 1986-1988; Reverend Emmanuel Dumay, the grandson of a former officer in the Army of Haiti, was born and grew up at Freres, Petionville, Haiti, where two of the most modernized and well accommodated military camps: the prestigious Military Academy and the Leopards Corps, located. He achieved his education in Haiti, as he graduated from the reputed and prestigious Nazarene Bible Seminary, where he studied Theology from 1989 to 1993. The same year 1993, he traveled to the United States to further his education in History, English, and Theology. While writing this book he was completing his Doctorate in Theology.
In Haiti, Dumay observed cautiously and intently the era of military coups d'etat that prevailed in the country from the downfall of president Jean-Claude Duvalier in 1986 to the first overthrow of president Jean-Bertrand Aristide in 1991, which subsequently resulted to the second U.S. military occupation in 1994 under the Clinton administration.
Known for his solid knowledge in History, and as one who morally suffered during on of Haiti's most troublesome and tumultuous time, Rev. Dumay understood researches to achieve this wonderful book: The Era of Military Coups d'Etat - Haiti 1986-1991.
By writing this essay, the author intends to encourage all Haitians inside the country or abroad to unity, the powerful tool that can bring the country to a dramatic turn toward consistent Democracy and economic development.