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Sandstorm : Libya in the time of revolution

Author: Lindsey Hilsum
Publisher: London : Faber and Faber, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Sandstorm is the best kind of reportage: humane, historically-informed and full of details that only a writer close to the action could have noticed. The overthrow of Muammar Gaddafi has been one of the twenty-first century's defining moments: the Arab world's most bizarre dictator brought down by his own people with the aid of NATO aircraft. Lindsey Hilsum was in Libya when Gaddafi met his squalid end. She traces  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Muammar Qaddafi; Muammar Qaddafi
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lindsey Hilsum
ISBN: 9780571288038 0571288030 9780571288052 0571288057 9780571288045 0571288049 9780571288069 0571288065
OCLC Number: 785724033
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xxi, 288 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), map ; 24 cm
Contents: Prologue --
1. People demand the fall of the regime --
2. Strange world of Muammar Gaddafi --
3. Subversives and stray dogs --
4. Massacre at Abu Salim --
5. The mad dog of the Middle East --
6. King of kings of Africa --
7. Sons and daughters --
8. Spies, diplomats and drones --
9. The battle for Tripoli --
10. After the revolution.
Responsibility: Lindsey Hilsum.

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The overthrow of Muammar Gaddafi was a defining moment of early twenty-first century. In this title, the author traces the history of Gaddafi's strange regime from its beginnings - when he had looks,  Read more...

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