Libya in the Time of Revolution

Lindsey Hilsum - Author

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ISBN 9780143123606 | 352 pages | 28 May 2013 | Penguin | 8.26 x 5.23in | 18 - AND UP
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A vivid and astonishing reckoning with the Gaddafi regime, from one of our most acclaimed and gifted international journalists
The fall of Muammar Gaddafi, who was for forty-two years the great autocrat-madman on the world stage, is among the past decade’s most dramatic turning points. In Lindsey Hilsum, a renowned British correspondent for over a quarter century, the end of the Gaddafi regime has found its definitive chronicler. Following six individuals living through this time of unprecedented danger and opportunity, Hilsum tells the full story of the Libyan revolution—from the uprising of the early months through the toppling of Gaddafi’s regime and his savage death in the desert.

For the paperback edition, Hilsum brings her analysis up to the present day—with new material on the killing of U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens, the July elections, and the Benghazi anti-militia demonstrations—and explores what the future of Libya will bring.


ONE The People Demand the Fall of the Regime

TWO The Strange World of Muammar Gaddafi

THREE Subversives and Stray Dogs

FOUR Massacre at Abu Salim

FIVE That Mad Dog of the Middle East

SIX King of Kings of Africa

SEVEN Sons and Daughters

EIGHT Spies, Diplomats and Drones

NINE The Battle for Tripoli

TEN After the Revolution



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