In his twelve years as Libya's master, Colonel Muammar Gaddafi has earned a special place on the world stage: that of the quintessential troublemaker. Egyptian President Anwar Sadat has described him as "a mental case" and "a lunatic." African neighbors fear his expansionist ambitions. The U.S. considers him an international outlaw and has accused him of meddling in no fewer than 45 nations. When Authors Larry Collins and Dominique Lapierre were looking for a villain to cast as the mastermind of a plot to hold New York City up for nuclear blackmail in...
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