Sandstorm by Lindsey Hilsum

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The overthrow of Muammar Gaddafi was a defining moment of the early twenty-first century. Lindsey Hilsum, International Editor for Channel 4 News, was an eyewitness to the revolution. In "Sandstorm", she traces the history of Gaddafi's strange regime from its beginnings - when he had looks, charisma and popular appeal, and posed as a kind of socialist revolutionary - to the massacre at Abu Salim prison, and the paranoid, corrupt final state. This is the Libyan revolution as it was made and lived; a narrative of how the people overcame fear and disillusionment to find the strength to rebel against years of terror and tragedy.
 

About Lindsey Hilsum

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Lindsey Hilsum is the international editor for Britain’s Channel 4 News and appears regularly on PBS’s NewsHour, CNN, and NBC. She lives in London, England.
 
Published April 1, 2012 by Faber & Faber. 320 pages
Genres: History, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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Two accounts of Libya's revolution from experienced correspondents offer depth, drama and disgust at Gaddafi's cruel regime, says Chris McGreal

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Publishers Weekly

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Journalist Hilsum, international editor for Britain’s Channel 4 News, draws on her reporting from the front lines of Libya’s 2011 revolution for this dramatic account.

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Independent.ie

It would have pleased Marie Colvin to discover the number of friends she had -- and amused her still further, had she survived that bomb blast in Syria in February, to greet so many of them for the first time.

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Reuters

Wed Jun 6, 2012 9:25pm BST NEW YORK (Reuters) - Award-winning British journalist Lindsey Hilsum has reported from Afghanistan, Kosovo and the front lines of the Iraq war embedded with a U.S. Marine unit, but Libya's revolution last year marked the first time she set foot in tha...

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