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Title:
Libya
Author(s):  Lonely Planet Publications (Manufactured by), Anthony Ham
Paperback: 272 pages
Publisher:  Lonely Planet
Publication date: August 1st 2007 (first published 2002)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1740594932
ISBN-13: 9781740594936

Book Summary
Climb the stalls at Leptis Magna's theater without looking back, then turn around for the best view in the Roman world.
Hear water lapping in the heart of the desert at the Ubari Lakes.
Find out what Libyans "really" mean when they tell you, 'Every country has its own customs.'
Get step-by-step instruction on obtaining a tourist visa.
In This Guide:
The only up-to-date Libya travel guide on the market.
Save your tour guide a mutiny - read our hotel reviews first then head for the best.
GPS references for hard-to-find Saharan sites.
Fascinating literary quotations bring the history of desert exploration to life.

 

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Title:
Libya
Author(s):  Paul A. Rozario
Paperback: 350 pages
Publisher: Gareth Stevens Publishing
Publication date: January 1st 2004
Language: English
ISBN-10: 083683111X
ISBN-13:  9780836831115

Book Summary
From familiar neighbors to distant parts of the globe, this engaging series offers readers a close-up look at countries around the world. Vivid color photographs enhance up-to-date information on each country's geography, history, system of government, lifestyle, language, art, food, and more. An intriguing section of special features provides a window into each country's unique customs as well as its current issues. Each volume details its country's current and historical relations with the United States and Canada, emphasizing the rich sharing of cultures that helps define today's global society. Also included in each volume is a black and white classroom map, easy to photocopy for classroom activities. Located in north Africa, Libya has a history that dates back to ancient times. From the discovery of oil to the growing of date and circus fruits, this book showcases a land with a rich heritage and controversial recent past that has left it largely isolated from the rest of the world.

 

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T
itle: The Libya Connection (Mack Bolan The Executioner #48) 
Author(s): Stephen Mertz, Don Pendleton (Series Creator)
Published: Harlequin Books
Publication date:  November 1st 1982
ISBN10:
0373610483
ISBN13: 9780373610488
Language:English
 

Book Summary
This time, all the stops were out. Mack Bolan became a single-minded, death-spewing avenger the minute Eve disappeared....

Someone he cared about, Eve had been swallowed up by the voracious bloodthirst of international terror.

Bolan stalked the savages responsible deep into the labyrinth of double-dealing and betrayal that marks modern terrorism. The hunt took him from the lush Caribbean to the scorching Sahara in pursuit of the Libyan connection that held the fate of civilization in its grasp.

For The Executioner, it was the toughest mission yet, fueled by the most righteous revenge. Anyone who got in his way. . . was dead.

 

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T
itle: Sandstorm: Libya in the Time of Revolution
Author(s): Lindsey Hilsum  
Paperback:
320 pages
Published: Penguin Press HC
Publication date: May 31st 2012 (first published April 1st 2012)
ISBN10:
159420506X
ISBN13: 9781594205064
Language:English
 

Book Summary
Over a quarter century, the renowned British international correspondent Lindsey Hilsum has covered crisis and conflict around the world. In February 2011, at the first stirrings of revolt, she went to Libya, and began to chronicle the personal stories of people living through a time of unprecedented danger and opportunity. She reported the progress of the revolution on the ground, from the conflict of the early months, through the toppling of Gaddafi’s regime and his savage death in the desert. In Sandstorm, she tells the full story of the events of the revolution within a rich context of Libya’s history of colonialism, monarchy and dictatorship, and explores what the future of Libya holds.

Sandstorm follows the stories of six individuals, taking us inside Gaddafi’s Libya as events unfold, change accelerates, and those who had never before dared to speak, tell their stories for the first time. We see the dynamics of the insurrection both from inside the regime and through the eyes of the men and women who found themselves starting a revolution. Woven into her account is a revelatory exposé of the dysfunctional Gaddafi family, the scale of whose excesses almost surpasses belief. She tells the stories of Libyans who lived in the United States or Europe, but went home to risk everything to provide secret intelligence, or commit daring acts of civil disobedience, to bring the regime down, knowing that the punishment if caught would be torture and death.

The fall of Gaddafi, who was for forty-two years the great autocrat-madman on the world stage, is among the past decade’s most dramatic pivot points. In Lindsey Hilsum, it has found its definitive chronicler.

 

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T
itle: Libya
Author(s): Terri Willis
Paperback:
144 pages
Published: Anchor 
Publication date: September 1st 2008 (first published September 1st 1999)
ISBN10:
0531124800 
ISBN13:  9780531124802
Language:English


Book
Description
This series meets National Curriculum Standard for: Social Studies: Culture Global Connections People, Places, & Environments Production, Distribution, & Consumption Time, Continuity, & Change

 

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T
itle: Libya: From Colony to Independence 
Author(s): Ronald Bruce St. John 
Paperback:
320 pages
Published: Oneworld Publications  
Publication date: July 1st 2008
ISBN10:
1851685987
ISBN13: 9781851685981
Language:English


Book Summary
In the past half-century, Libya's history has been dominated by the figure of Mu'ammar al-Qaddafi, the leader whom Nelson Mandela dubbed one of the revolutionary icons of our time. 'Libya' details the struggles of the state from Greek settlements in the fifth century BC to the infamous Lockerbie bombing. An enlightening introduction to the land which has been reviled by the West for decades as a repressive and hostile regime.

 

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T
itle: A History of Modern Libya
Author(s): Dirk Vandewalle
Paperback:
246 pages
Published: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: February 13th 2006
ISBN10:
0521615542
ISBN13:  9780521615549
Language:English


Book Summary
Libya is coming in from the cold, but for most of the three decades following Mu'ammar al-Qadhafi's self-styled revolution in 1969, the country was politically isolated and labelled a pariah state. Dirk Vandewalle, one of only a handful of Western scholars to visit the country during this time, is intimately acquainted with Libya. He offers a lucid and comprehensive account of Libya's past, and corrects some of the misunderstandings about its present. The story begins in the 1900s with a portrait of Libya's desert terrain and the personalities that shaped its development. Professor Vandewalle then covers Libya's history during the Italian colonial period (1911-1943) and the monarchy that ruled between 1951 and 1969. He goes on to discuss the subsequent regime of Colonel Qadhafi and the economic, political, and ideological developments that he engendered. Finally, he describes the most recent events that brought Libya back into the international fold. As the first comprehensive history of Libya over the last two decades, this book will be welcomed by scholars and students of North Africa, the Middle East, and by those who are visiting and doing business in the region. Diederik (Dirk) Vandewalle is Associate Professor of Government at Dartmouth College, and former chair of its Asian and Middle Eastern Studies program. His academic specialty focuses on the political economy of North Africa, and on strategies of political and economic liberalization in the region. Vandewalle is the author of Libya Since Independence: Oil and State-building ( 1998), editor of two volumes on Libya and North Africa, and author of numerous journal articles. He has received, among a number of awards, a Fulbright and Social Science Research Council grant for his research, and has been a Visiting Scholar at the Harvard Institute of International Development and at Harvard's Center of Middle Eastern Studies.

 

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T
itle: Libya: Lost Sites of the Roman Empire
Author(s): Lidiano Bacchielli
Paperback:
256 pages
Published: Konemann 
Publication date: February 15th 1999 (first published February 1999)
ISBN10:
3895088447
ISBN13: 9783895088445
Language:English

 

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T
itle: A History of Modern Libya
Author(s): Dirk Vandewalle
Published: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: April 2012
ISBN:
1107615747
ISBN13: 9781107615748
Language:English


Book Summary
Dirk Vandewalle is one of only a handful of scholars who have made frequent visits to Libya over the last four decades. His formidable knowledge of the region is encapsulated in his history of Libya which was first published in 2006. The history – based on original research and interviews with Libya’s political elite – traces Libya’s history back to the 1900s with a portrait of Libya’s desert terrain, its peoples and the personalities that shaped it development. It then examines the harrowing years of the Italian occupation in the early twentieth century, through the Sanusi monarchy and, thereafter, to the revolution of 1969 and the accession of Qadhafi. The following chapters analyse the economics and politics of Qadhafi’s revolution, offering insights into the man and his ideology as reflected in his Green Book. In the wake of the civil war and Qadhafi’s demise, the time is ripe for an updated edition of the history which will cover the years from 2005 to the present. These were the years when Libya finally came in from the cold after years of political and economic isolation. The agreement to give up the weapons of mass destruction program paved the way for improved relations with the west. By this time, though, Qadhafi had lost the support of his people and, despite attempts to liberalize the economy, real structural reform proved impossible. This, as Vandewalle contends in the foreword to the new edition, coupled with tribal rivalries, regional divisions and a general lack of unity, paved the way for revolution and civil war. In an epilogue, the author reflects upon Qadhafi’s premiership, the Green Book’s stateless society and the legacy that he will leave behind.

 

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T
itle: Libya since 1969: Qadhafi's Revolution Revisited
Author(s): Dirk Vandewalle
Paperback:
274 pages
Published: Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date: 9/15/2011
ISBN13: 9780230337503
Language:English


Book Description
This edited volume provides the first fully comprehensive evaluation of from the Qadhafi coup in 1969 through the civil war in 2011. Throughout the different chapters the authors explore the rise of the military in Libya and the impact of its self-styled revolution on Libyan society and economy.

 

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T
itle: Libya: The Rise and Fall of Qaddafi
Author(s): Alison Pargeter
Paperback:
288 pages
Published: Yale University Press
Publication date: 7/31/2012
ISBN13: 9780300139327
Language:English


Book Description
For a reader unfamiliar with the history of Libya, Muammar Qaddafi might be mistaken for a character in fiction. His eccentric leadership as the nation's "Brother Leader," his repressive regime, sponsorship of terrorist violence, unique vision of the state, and relentless hold on power all seem implausibly extreme. This riveting book documents the extraordinary reality of Qaddafi's rise and 42-year reign. It also explores the tenacious popular uprising that finally defeated him and ...

 

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T
itle: Architecture and Tourism in Italian Colonial Libya: An Ambivalent Modernism
Author(s): Brian L. McLaren
Paperback:
208 pages
Published: University of Washington Press
Publication date: October 2005
ISBN:
0295985429
ISBN13: 9780295985428

Language:English


 

 

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T
itle: A History of Libya
Author(s): John Wright
Paperback:
288 pages
Published: Columbia University Pres
Publication date: 9/4/2012
ISBN13: 9780231701679
Language:English


Book Summary
John Wright begins his history of Libya as far back as prehistoric times and concludes with the fortieth anniversary of the Gadafi revolution. He first briefly surveys the territory's early hunter-gatherers and the activities of its mid-desert Garamantian civilization. Then he travels briskly through the land's successive invaders: the Phoenicians, Greeks, Romans, Vandals, Byzantines, Muslim Arabs, Genoans, Normans, Spaniards, Knights of Malta, Ottoman Turks, and semi-independent Karamanlis. Wright also traces the ...

 

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T
itle: Political Culture in Libya
Author(s): Amal S M Obeidi, Amal Obeidi  
Published: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: September 2001
ISBN:
0700712291
ISBN13: 9780700712298
Language:English


Book Summary
Few empirical studies of Arab countries have dealt with political culture and political socialisation or focused on people's beliefs, values, and attitudes towards the government or political leaders, mainly because the regimes have been reluctant to allow opinion to be tested. The significance of this book is that it assesses the influence of state ideology on the new generation of Libyans, and examines their political culture.

 

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T
itle: Italian Libya
Author(s): Frederic P. Miller, Agnes F. Vandome (Editor), John McBrewster (Editor)
Paperback:
80pages
Published: Alphascript Publishing
Publication date: 4/12/2011
ISBN13: 9786135621891
Language:English


Book Description
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Italian Libya was a unified colony of Italian North Africa in what represents present-day Libya. Italian Libya was formed from the colonies of Cyrenaica and Tripolitania which were taken by Italy from the Ottoman Empire in 1912 after the Italo-Turkish War of 1911 to 1912.

 

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T
itle: Remembering Libya and the Sahara
Author(s): C. M. Rhodes, Linda Adams (Compiler), Will Adams (Illustrator)
Paperback:
142 pages
Published: CreateSpace
Publication date: 9/10/2011
ISBN13: 9781463511197
Language:English

 

 

17.


T
itle: Libya 
Author(s): Ted Gottfried
Paperback:
159 pages
Published: Millbrook Press
Publication date: March 1st 1994
ISBN: 1562943510
ISBN13: 9781562943516
Language:English

 

18.


T
itle: Travellers Libya
Author(s): Thomas Cook Publishing
Paperback:
176 pages
Published: Cook, Thomas Publishing
Publication date: 10/14/2009
ISBN13: 9781848481916
Language:English

 

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Title: Culture and Customs of Libya
Author(s): Jason Morgan, Toyin Falola, Bukola Adeyemi Oyeniyi
Paperback:
162 pages
Published: Greenwood Publishing Group, Incorporated
Publication date: 5/31/2012
ISBN13: 9780313378591
Language:English


Book Description

Libya is one of Africa's largest nations, but its topography is dominated by a huge southern desert with some of the hottest temperatures recorded anywhere in the world. Culture and Customs of Libya explores the daily lives of the 90 million men, women, and children who struggle to get by in this authoritarian state, where only a fraction of the land is arable and 90 percent of the people live in less than 10 percent of the area, primarily along the Mediterranean coast.

 

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Title: Foreign Relations Of Libya
Author(s): Frederic P. Miller, Agnes F. Vandome (Editor), John McBrewster (Editor)
Paperback:
152 pages
Published: Alphascript Publishing
Publication date: 10/24/2010
ISBN10:
1841194867
ISBN13: 9786130061456
Language:English


Book Description
Foreign relations of Libya, Libya, HIV trial in Libya, Algeria-Libya relations, Chad-Libya relations, Chadian- Libyan conflict, Egypt-Libya relations, Libya-Pakistan relations, Libya - United States relations, Libya-Vanuatu relations, The Green Book, Jamahiriya, Muammar al-Gaddafi, List of heads of state of Libya, Imbarek Shamekh, General People's Committee of Libya, List of heads of government of Libya, Baghdadi Mahmudi, General People's Congress (Libya), Districts of Libya ...

 

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