Qaddafi and Libya / Triangle Factory Fire

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March 28, 2011

Qaddafi and Libya / Triangle Factory Fire

In the News: This week we take a look at the North African country of Libya as well as its leader, Colonel Muammar el-Qaddafi, who has been in power since 1969.

Also In the News: March 25th was the 100th anniversary of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire that claimed the lives of 146 immigrant workers. According to the ILR School at Cornell University, this incident continues to have great significance because “it highlights the inhumane working conditions to which industrial workers can be subjected. To many, its horrors epitomize the extremes of industrialism.” Visit the ILR School Kheel Center’s site for more resources on the fire.


The American Bombing of Libya: A Study of the Force of Miscalculation in Reagan Foreign Policy
By Nicholas Laham. McFarland & Co., 2008
Call Number: E183.8 .L75 L34 2008

El Dorado Canyon: Reagan’s Undeclared War with Qaddafi
By Joseph T. Stanik. Naval Institute Press, 2003
Call Number: E183.8 .L75 S726 2003

Gadaffi: The Desert Mystic
By George Tremlett. Carroll & Graf, 1993
Call Number: DT236 .T74 1993A History of Modern Libya
By Dirk Vandewalle. Cambridge University Press, 2006
Call Number: DT236 .V35 2006

Libya: From Colony to Independence
By Ronald Bruce St. John. Oneworld, 2008
Call Number: DT224 .S7 2008

Libya and the United States: Two Centuries of Strife
By Ronald Bruce St. John. University of Pennsylvania Press, 2002
Call Number: E183.8 .L75 S7 2002

Libya and the West: From Independence to Lockerbie
By Geoff Simons. Palgrave Macmillan, 2003
Call Number: DT227 .S56 2003

Libyan Sandstorm
By John K. Cooley. Holt, Rinehart, and Winston, 1982
Call Number: DT236 .C66 1982

The Making of a Pariah State: The Adventurist Politics of Muammar Qaddafi
By Martin Sicker. Praeger, 1987
Call Number: Available online via ABC-CLIO ebook Collection

The Maverick State: Gaddafi and the New World Order
By Guy Arnold. Cassell, 1996
Call Number: DT236 .A77 1996

Political Culture in Libya
By Amal Obeidi. Curzon, 2001
Call Number: JA75.7 .O24 2001

Qaddafi and the Libyan Revolution
By David Blundy and Andrew Lycett. Little, Brown, 1987
Call Number: DT236 .B59 1987

Qaddafi, Terrorism, and the Origins of the U.S. Attack on Libya
By Brian L. Davis. Praeger, 1990
Call Number: E183.8 .L75 D38 1990

Qaddafi’s Libya in World Politics
By Yehudit Ronen. Lynne Rienner Publishers, 2008
Call Number: DT236 .Y44 2008

Qadhafi’s Libya
By Jonathan Bearman. Zed Books, 1986
Call Number: DT236 .B42 1986

Qadhafi’s Libya, 1969-1994
Edited by Dirk Vandewalle. St. Martin’s Press, 1995
Call Number: DT236 .Q27 1995

Translating Libya: The Modern Libyan Short Story
Compiled and translated with essays by Ethan Chorin. Saqi, 2008
Call Number: PJ8236.5 .E5 T73 2008


New York, A Documentary Film. Episode Four: The Power of the People: 1898-1918
Directed by Ric Burns. PBS Home Video, 1999
Call Number: F128.3 .N4925 1999

Triangle: The Fire that Changed America
By David von Drehle. Atlantic Monthly Press, 203
Call Number: F128.5 .V688 2003

The Triangle Fire
By Leon Stein. Cornell University Press, 2001
Call Number: HD9940 .U5 N717 2001