Muammar el-Qaddafi

Muammar el-Qaddafi

by Sheila Wyborny

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This contemporary biography series profiles the lives of some of today's most prominent newsmakers; whether covering contributions and achievements or notorious deeds, books in this series examine why these well-known people garner public attention.; 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 dur; 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. Through quotations from the individual profiled as well

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781420507591
Publisher: Gale Cengage Learning
Publication date: 09/28/2012
Series: People in the News Series
Pages: 128
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range: 12 - 16 Years

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Table of Contents

Foreword 6

Introduction: Who Was the Real Qaddafi? 8

Chapter 1 A Child of Poverty in a Family of Wanderers 13

Chapter 2 The Making of a Revolutionary 26

Chapter 3 Building a Dictatorship 38

Chapter 4 Rogue Leader of a Rogue Nation 54

Chapter 5 Qaddafi Comes In from the Cold 69

Chapter 6 The Bloody End of a Tyrant 81

Notes 95

Important Dates 100

For More Information 104

Index 107

Picture Credits 111

About the Author 112

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