Book Review: “Bringing Down Gaddafi” by Andrei Netto


Bringing Down Gaddafi

By Andrei Netto

PALGRAVE MACMILLAN

Andrei Netto snuck into Libya in 2011, during the heady days of the Arab Spring, and found rebels of “noble, almost poetic aspirations.” He stayed long enough to see the revolution’s moral downfall, culminating in the execution of deposed dictator Moammar Gaddafi. This riveting account is a tale of mercenaries and freedom fighters, corrupt politicians, and war crimes on all sides. But Netto also highlights the humanity of the civilians caught in the middle, and their ongoing struggle for a stable and peaceful nation.

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