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The Burning Shores

Inside the Battle for the New Libya

by Frederic Wehrey

Hardcover, 326 pages, Farrar Straus & Giroux, List Price: $28 |


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Provides a vivid account of the aftermath in Libya caused by the death of Colonel Muammar Qadhafi through interviews with activists who were exiled, revolutionaries who transformed into jihadist recruits and an aging general who wants to return to the old authoritarianism.

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In 'The Burning Shores,' Libya Blossoms — Briefly — Before Unraveling

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