3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Good Libya primer,
This review is from: Seeking Gaddafi (Hardcover)
While this book may not break any tremendous new ground as a piece of reportage, I would say it is nonetheless a good, comprehensive and readable overview of Gaddafi's Libya. From a British reader's viewpoint especially, it offers a lively and well-written pull-together of many of the key events of the Gaddafi era, for example the shooting of Wpc Yvonne Fletcher. I bought it prior to a reporting trip to Libya earlier this year, and would recommend it as a primer for anyone who is going there, although I should stress that I am not a Libya expert and cannot particularly vouch for its accuracy or insights. Perhaps more importantly, I found it hard to find any other good books on Libya available during a fairly extensive trawl through various bookshops in central London.
Colin Freeman, chief foreign correspondent, Sunday Telegraph