The Rise and Fall of Qaddafi
Hardback 197pp Illustrated
9780300139327   Product Code: 20159
The story of Libya over the past 50 years is extraordinary. Following the 1969 coup by 27-year-old Muammar Qaddafi, a failing monarchy was transformed into the Socialist People's Libyan Arab Jamahiriyah. Based on longstanding observation and meticulous research, this compelling history charts the dictator's quixotic career - one moment a pariah, the next courted by the West. It assesses his impact on his country, investigating how he managed to stay in power so long, and why his luck finally ran out.