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Libya : the rise and fall of Qaddafi

Author: Alison Pargeter
Publisher: New Haven, Conn. : Yale University Press, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The story of Libya over the last half-century is about as extraordinary as it gets. Following a coup by the 27-year-old Muammar Qaddafi and his fellow junior officers in 1969, what had been a failing monarchical state was transformed into the Great Socialist People's Libyan Arab Jamahiriyah. For many years Qaddafi pursued an independent and capricious political course, alienating fellow Arab regimes and Western  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Named Person: Muammar Qaddafi; Muammar Qaddafi; Muammar Qaddafi; Muammar Qaddafi; Muʿammar al- Qaḏḏāfī; Muammar al- Gaddafi; Muammar Qaddafi; Muammar Qaddafi; Muammar Qaddafi
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alison Pargeter
ISBN: 9780300139327 0300139322
OCLC Number: 759174432
Description: 289 p. : ill., map ; 25 cm.
Contents: Land of the Conquered --
Ripe for Revolution --
The Rise of the Jamahiriyah --
Jamahiriyah in Practice : A Revolutionary Decade --
Foreign Adventurism --
Jamahiriyah in Crisis --
The Chimera of Reform --
A New Dawn.
Responsibility: Alison Pargeter.

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The entire story of Qaddafi's corrupt and repressive regime, the details of its downfall, and what Libya's future may hold in store  Read more...

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