Inside the Kingdom - Robert Lacey

Inside the Kingdom

By Robert Lacey

  • Release Date: 2009-10-15
  • Genre: Middle East
Score: 4
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From 34 Ratings

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"It's all here-Islam, the family tree, a sea of oil and money to match, palace intrigue...This is high drama and an epic tale."
-Tom Brokaw


Though Saudi Arabia sits on one of the richest oil deposits in the world, it also produced fifteen of the nineteen 9/11 hijackers. In this immensely important book, journalist Robert Lacey draws on years of access to every circle of Saudi society giving readers the fullest portrait yet of a land straddling the worlds of medievalism and modernity. Moving from the bloody seizure of Mecca's Grand Mosque in 1979, through the Persian Gulf War, to the delicate U.S.-Saudi relations in a post 9/11 world, Inside the Kingdom brings recent history to vivid life and offers a powerful story of a country learning how not to be at war with itself.

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  • Great

    5
    By Beero007
    This book is great full of true stories .... It is one way to see ture Saudi Arabia from the eyes of its own people .....
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