The Burning Shores by Frederic Wehrey audiobook

The Burning Shores: Inside the Battle for the New Libya

By Frederic Wehrey
Read by Paul Boehmer

HighBridge, Highbridge Audio 9780374278243

Unabridged

Format: CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781684410767

  • ISBN: 9781684410767

Runtime: 10.94 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/Political Science
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

The death of Colonel Muammar Qadhafi freed Libya from forty-two years of despotic rule, raising hopes for a new era. But in the aftermath, the country descended into bitter rivalries and civil war, paving the way for the Islamic State and a catastrophic migrant crisis. In a fast-paced narrative that blends frontline reporting, analysis, and history, Frederic Wehrey tells the story of what went wrong. An Arabic-speaking Middle East scholar, Wehrey interviewed the key actors in Libya and paints vivid portraits of lives upended by a country in turmoil: the once-hopeful activists murdered or exiled, revolutionaries transformed into militia bosses or jihadist recruits, an aging general who promises salvation from the chaos in exchange for a return to the old authoritarianism. He traveled where few or no Western journalists have gone, from the shattered city of Benghazi, birthplace of the revolution, to the lawless Sahara, to the coastal stronghold of the Islamic State in Qadhafi’s hometown of Sirte. He chronicles the American and international missteps after the dictator’s death that led to the country’s unraveling.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“With refreshing clarity of mind, of purpose, and considerable personal courage, Frederic Wehrey has written an excellent narrative history of Libya’s catastrophic undoing. For anyone seeking a nonpartisan, coherent accounting of what has gone wrong in Libya since Qadhafi’s fall from power, including the circumstances of the tragic death of U.S. ambassador J. Christopher Stevens in Benghazi, this is the book to read.” Jon Lee Anderson, author of The Fall of Baghdad
“Wehrey’s book is a masterpiece: an authoritative history of Libya’s tragic descent into chaos and a riveting narrative…His deep knowledge of the country and of the American role there—political and military—shines through on every page.” Robert F. Worth, author of A Rage for Order

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Author

Author Bio: Frederic Wehrey

Author Bio: Frederic Wehrey

Frederic Wehrey is a senior fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. His writing on Libya has appeared in the New Yorker, the Atlantic, the New York Times, and other publications. A US military veteran with tours across the Middle East, he holds a doctorate in international relations from Oxford University. His first book, Sectarian Politics in the Gulf, was chosen as a “Best Book on the Middle East” by Foreign Affairs magazine.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD
Category: Nonfiction/Political Science
Runtime: 10.94
Audience: Adult
Language: English