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5.0 out of 5 stars Sandstorm blew me away!, 9 April 2012
This review is from: Sandstorm (Hardcover)
This is a fantastic book that I could not put down. The weird, wacky, disturbing life of Gaddafi is vividly explained. Most think of him as a joke but this book also shows the despicable nature of his regime; The hangings, the backing for terrorists across the globe and the most expensive irrigation system on Earth! Alongside the life of this tyrant is the story of the revolution. From the horrendous massacre at Abu Salem, the rising in Benghazi, the fighting in Misrata and the final fall of Gaddafi. Human stories are woven throughout which help with understanding the revolution. But, this book goes deeper into the revolution exploring the jihadis, an underlying racism against Tuaregs, the tribes and the silence of the NTC. What will come after Gaddafi? This is the book I would recommend if you want to understand Libya and the revolution. I only have one point of complaint. If Lindsey Hilsum writes this well, why has it taken her so long to produce a book? Well whatever the reason I will definitely buy her next one!
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