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The Resource The burning shores : inside the battle for the new Libya, Frederic Wehrey

The burning shores : inside the battle for the new Libya, Frederic Wehrey

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The burning shores : inside the battle for the new Libya
Title
The burning shores
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inside the battle for the new Libya
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Frederic Wehrey
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eng
Summary
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 Arabic-speaking Middle East scholar, Wehrey interviewed the key actors in Libya and paints vivid portraits of lives upended by a country in turmoil: the once-hopeful activists murdered or exiled, revolutionaries transformed into militia bosses or jihadist recruits, an aging general who promises salvation from the chaos in exchange for a return to the old authoritarianism. He traveled where few Westerners have gone, from the shattered city of Benghazi, birthplace of the revolution, to the lawless Sahara, to the coastal stronghold of the Islamic State in Qadhafi's hometown of Sirt. He chronicles the American and international missteps after the dictator's death that hastened the country's unraveling. Written with bravura, based on daring reportage, and informed by deep knowledge, The Burning Shores is the definitive account of Libya's fall
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Wehrey, Frederic M.,
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index present
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non fiction
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  • Civil War (Libya : 2011-)
  • Libya
  • Libya
  • Libya
  • Libya
  • Economic history
  • Military participation
  • Politics and government
  • Libya
  • HISTORY / Africa / North
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / World / African
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / World / Middle Eastern
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The burning shores : inside the battle for the new Libya, Frederic Wehrey
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
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
Control code
1007504046
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition
Extent
xiv, 326 pages
Isbn
9780374278243
Lccn
2017049275
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
map
System control number
(OCoLC)1007504046
Label
The burning shores : inside the battle for the new Libya, Frederic Wehrey
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
1007504046
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition
Extent
xiv, 326 pages
Isbn
9780374278243
Lccn
2017049275
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
map
System control number
(OCoLC)1007504046

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