Book Review: Bringing Down Gaddafi by Andrei Netto

July 23, 2014

About:
Bringing Down Gaddafi: On the Ground with the Libyan Rebels by Andrei Netto is a non-fiction book telling the story of the author, a Brazilian journalist. Mr. Netto traveled to Libya to witness firsthand the uprising against Gaddafi.

  • 320 pages
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan Trade
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1137279125

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Thoughts:
Bringing Down Gaddafi: On the Ground with the Libyan Rebels by Andrei Netto  tells of the Libyan Revolution, the author’s harrowing experience, captivity and the people he met along the way. Together with an Iraqi journalist, Mr. Netto’s capture and release was, for me, one of the most interesting aspects of the book.

The book also gives an excellent overview of the situation in Libya, including historical context to the revolution. The story moves back and forth between profiles of the revolutionaries, a history lesson and the author’s experiences.

Even though the civil war in Libya was brief, it was still very dangerous, especially for reports at the time. The book is written in a very professional, but also personal manner depending on what subject Mr. Netto writes about.

Mr. Netto’s book is recommended to those who like history and want to learn about Libya from a perspective which is not dictated by world leaders or the propaganda media. A fascinating read and a different world view is what drew me to this book – and I got what I asked for.

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Zohar — Man of la Book
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One Comment

  • Jared Bates August 1, 2014 at 1:35 pm

    When I am not playing games I am reading anything that is gripping and exciting and that is how I found BDG. When you said “fascinating” I though I would give it a go as I have been more than happy with your reviews on books that feel more raw to me and are historical accurate.

    Keep up the good work!

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