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The Saudis : inside the desert kingdom, Sandra Mackey

Label
The Saudis : inside the desert kingdom
Title
The Saudis
Title remainder
inside the desert kingdom
Statement of responsibility
Sandra Mackey
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Sandra Mackey lived in Saudi Arabia for four years, ostensibly - as far as the authorities knew - as the wife of an American doctor. But she saw things and traveled to places rarely seen by an outsider (let alone a Western woman), and writing under the aliases Michael Collins and Justin Coe she successfully smuggled out a series of crucial articles on Saudi culture and politics."
  • "The Saudis offers a panorama of Saudi life, chronicling Mackey's extraordinary travels and experiences, and depicting Saudi Arabia's strange metamorphosis from a backward desert kingdom into a world power. In this skillful and thorough examination, Mackey reveals the schizophrenic nature of a country in transformation: grappling with modernity, coming to terms with its own wealth, and battling to maintain a position of influence in a new world. With a new introduction and afterword, The Saudis provides essential background to the Saudi crisis as the country finds itself the mother state of international terrorism."--Jacket
Title
The Saudis
Creator
Summary
Chronicles the transformation of Saudi Arabia from a primitive Bedouin realm in the desert to a complex and contradictory world power, describing the reality of the kingdom's present and analyzing the forces that will shape its future
Subject
Genre
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168112
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 965
  • 953.8053
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
LC call number
  • DS204
  • HT609
LC item number
  • .M23 2002
  • .W31
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
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Target audience
adult
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inside the desert kingdom
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inside the desert kingdom
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Sandra Mackey
The Saudis : inside the desert kingdom, Sandra Mackey
Label
The Saudis : inside the desert kingdom, Sandra Mackey
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 415-419) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
I. The Oil Boom, 1974-1980. 1. The Coming of a Foreigner. 2. The Magic Kingdom. 3. Managing the Boom. 4. Servants of God. 5. Living with Islam. 6. Bedouin Pride. 7. The Shackles of Sex. 8. Mysteries of the Hareem. 9. Putting the Saudis to Work. 10. The Royal Tribe. 11. There Was No Tomorrow -- II. The Twilight, 1980 and Beyond. 12. The Press: Pride and Denial. 13. Jail: A Clear and Present Danger. 14. Swords and Missiles: The Search for Security. 15. The World Creeps Closer. 16. The New Realities. 17. Castles of Sand. 18. Stalled Between Seasons
Control code
ocm50004110
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
Updated ed.
Extent
xvi, 446 pages
Isbn
9780393324174
Lccn
2002075388
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
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System control number
(OCoLC)50004110

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