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The burning shores : inside the battle for the new Libya

Author: Frederic M Wehrey
Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2018. ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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The death of Colonel Muammar Qadhafi freed Libya from forty-two years of despotic rule, raising hopes for a new era. But in the aftermath, the country descended into bitter rivalries and civil war, paving the way for the Islamic State and a catastrophic migrant crisis. In a fast-paced narrative that blends frontline reporting, analysis, and history, Frederic Wehrey tells the story of what went wrong. An  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Nonfiction
History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Frederic M Wehrey
ISBN: 9780374278243 0374278245 9780374538231 0374538239
OCLC Number: 1007504046
Description: xiv, 326 pages : maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Prologue --
No ownership --
"The tent conquered the castle" --
Uprising --
Intervention --
False hope --
Unraveling --
Young men with guns --
"We don't know who's who" --
The attack on the Americans --
The revolution devours its own --
"This is dignity" --
Collapse --
Civil war --
Europe's African shores --
The Islamic State's African home --
The strongman --
Epilogue: Benghazi, 2017.
Other Titles: Inside the battle for the new Libya
Battle for the new Libya
Responsibility: Frederic Wehrey.

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"The essential text on the country's disintegration . . . The last days of [Ambassador Chris Stevens], a humane and fearless diplomat, are vividly recounted." --Dexter Filkins, New York Times Book Read more...

 
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