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Inside the Kingdom: Kings, Clerics, Modernists, Terrorists, and the Struggle for Saudi Arabia

Authors: Lacey, Robert
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
BISAC/Subject: HIS054000, HIS026000, POL059000
ISBN: 9781101140734, Related ISBNs: 0143118277, 0143173553, 0670021180, 0670064025, 1101140739
Classification: Non-Fiction
Number of pages: 448,
Audience: General/trade
Synopsis:

"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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