Muammar Qaddafi, 1st Edition

  • Sheila Wyborny
  • Published By: Lucent Press (Rosen)
  • ISBN-10: 1420510266
  • ISBN-13: 9781420510263
  • DDC: 961.204
  • Grade Level Range: 7th Grade - 10th Grade
  • 112 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released September 2012
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

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This book covers the life and political actions of Muammar Qaddafi, the former dictator of Libya (1969-2011). Qaddafi was one of the most famous, and famously bizarre, political leaders of the modern age. Throughout 2011, he was frequently in the news during the uprising of the Libyan people against his dictatorship. This book discusses Qaddafi's quest for power and influence in world politics, his desire to earn a place in history as a great man, as well as his aptitude for reinventing himself again and again. Particular attention is given to explaining the impact that Qaddafi's political experiments had on the people of Libya. Readers will learn about Qaddafi's childhood, rise to power, and merciless downfall as well as some of Libya's cultural and political history.

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  • Offering insight into the lives of people who have made an impact in the modern era, People in the News volumes are sure to be of interest to students researching current topics and popular culture.
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  • Each book in this series includes sidebars, photographs, annotated bibliographies, timelines, and comprehensive indexes.