Under The Tripoli Sky

Author: Kamal Ben Hamada
Editor: Peirene Press
ISBN: 1908670177
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A fascinating portrait of a pre-Gaddafi society on the verge of change. Tripoli in the 1960s. A sweltering, segregated society. Hadachinou is a lonely boy. His mother shares secrets with her best friend Jamila while his father prays at the mosque. Sneaking through the sun-drenched streets of Tripoli, he listens to the whispered stories of the women. He turns into an invisible witness to their repressed desires while becoming aware of his own. Why Peirene chose to publish this book: ‘This is a fascinating portrait of a closed society. On the surface this quiet vignette of a story could be read as gently nostalgic, but underneath the author reveals the seething tensions of a traditional city coming to terms with our modern world. The book gives us privileged access to a place where men and women live apart and have never learned to respect each other.’Meike Ziervogel ‘The reader feels he is peeking through a half-drawn curtain on a secret feminine world in a patriarchal society . . . Excellent.’David Mills,Sunday Times ‘Beautifully simple and restrained prose.’Lucy Popescu,Huffington Post ‘It ought to be commended for its lack of sentimentality about this much-mythologized chapter of modern Libya.’Hasham Matar,Times Literary Supplement ‘A short but shimmering read.’Malcolm Forbes,National

Life In Tripoli

Author: George E. Thompson
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The Monthly Evening Sky Map

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Highways In The Sky

Author: Louis Shores
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Beretter om den amerikanske enhed Army Airways Communications System (AACS), der under 2. verdenskrig udbyggede flyveruter og luftveje/-korridorer over det meste af verden for at lette og fremme navigationen under lange transport- og forsyningsflyvninger

The Wrong Side Of The Sky

Author: Gavin Lyall
Editor: A&C Black
ISBN: 1448210798
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'Terrific – when better novels of suspense are written, lead me to them' P. G. Wodehouse Making a threadbare living flying charter cargos of dubious legitimacy around the Mediterranean, Jack Clay's ambition of starting his own chartering company remains a distant dream. All this changes in Athens when Clay bumps into an old wartime buddy helping the former Nawab of Tungabhadra recover his stolen fortune. Clay joins the hunt, but he is not the only one looking; there are many men – and women – who are prepared to lie and cheat, murder and maim, in order to get to the diamonds first. First published in 1961, The Wrong Side of the Sky was Gavin Lyall's debut novel and became an international bestseller. 'A model thriller ... Like its hard-flying hero, it's a natural' New York Herald Tribune

Adventures In Tripoli

Author: Ernest Harrison Griffin
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Horrors Of Slavery Or The American Tars In Tripoli

Author: William Ray
Editor: Rutgers University Press
ISBN: 0813544130
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Barbary pirates in Africa targeted sailors for centuries, often taking slaves and demanding ransom in exchange. First published in 1808, Horrors of Slavery is the tale of one such sailor, captured during the United States's first military encounter with the Islamic world, the Tripolitan War. William Ray, along with three hundred crewmates, spent nineteen months in captivity after his ship, the Philadelphia, ran aground in the harbor of Tripoli. Imprisoned, Ray witnessed-and chronicled-many of the key moments of the military engagement. In addition to offering a compelling history of a little-known war, this book presents the valuable perspective of an ordinary seaman who was as concerned with the injustices of the U.S. Navy as he was with Barbary pirates. Hester Blum's introduction situates Horrors of Slavery in its literary, historical, and political contexts, bringing to light a crucial episode in the early history of our country's relations with Islamic states. A volume in the Subterranean Lives series, edited by Bradford Verter

Congressional Record

Author: United States. Congress
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The Congressional Record is the official record of the proceedings and debates of the United States Congress. It is published daily when Congress is in session. The Congressional Record began publication in 1873. Debates for sessions prior to 1873 are recorded in The Debates and Proceedings in the Congress of the United States (1789-1824), the Register of Debates in Congress (1824-1837), and the Congressional Globe (1833-1873)

Barawa And The Ways Birds Fly In The Sky

Author: Michael Jackson
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Daguerreotype

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The Arabs In Tripoli

Author: Alan Ostler
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American Captives In Tripoli

Author: Jonathan Cowdery
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Asiaweek

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The Holy War In Tripoli

Author: George Frederick Abbott
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The New Tripoli And What I Saw In The Hinterland

Author: Ethel Braun
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The Reluctant Bridegroom

Author: Gilbert Morris
Editor: Bethany House Pub
ISBN: 9781556610691
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Book 7 House of Winslow Series.

A School Physical And Descriptive Geography

Author: Alexander Keith Johnston
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