The Resource The prince : the secret story of the world's most intriguing royal, prince Bandar bin Sultan, William Simpson

The prince : the secret story of the world's most intriguing royal, prince Bandar bin Sultan, William Simpson

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The prince : the secret story of the world's most intriguing royal, prince Bandar bin Sultan
Title
The prince
Title remainder
the secret story of the world's most intriguing royal, prince Bandar bin Sultan
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William Simpson
Title variation
Bandar bin Sultan
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A riveting portrait of one of the most enigmatic yet influential powerbrokers in America - Prince Bandar bin Sultan bin Abdul Aziz Al-Saud, the Saudi Arabian Ambassador to the United States from 1983 to 2005. For the last two and a half decades, the United States and Saudi Arabia have had a very special relationship - through war, oil crises, and global terrorism. At a time when understanding our friends is as important as knowing our enemies, understanding Prince Bandar bin Sultan may be the key to figuring out the Saudis. As the illegitimate son of a Saudi prince and a servant girl, Prince Bandar overcame his unrecognized beginnings to rise through the ranks of the Royal Saudi Air Force. Through his work with President Carter on the sale of F-15s to Saudi Arabia and his vital behind-the-scenes help in getting the Panama Canal Treaty through Congress, Bandar became one of Saudi Arabiaʼs brightest diplomatic stars - leading to his appointment as the Ambassador to the United States. As Ambassador, Bandar worked with President Reagan and CIA Director Bill Casey to win the Cold War with Saudi petrodollars. Seemingly in the thick of some of the most important world events of the last twenty-five years, Bandar played a key role in the Iran-Contra affair; convinced President Gorbachev to withdraw the Soviet military from Afghanistan; and negotiated an end to the Iran-Iraq war among others. A Machiavellian manipulator and a master tactician on the global chessboard, Bandar has had unmatched access to the Oval Office. George H.W. Bush took The Prince and his family fishing; Nancy Reagan used him to convey messages to her husbandʼs Cabinet; Colin Powell would drop by to play racquetball. During the Gulf War, Prince Bandar even became a de facto member of the National Security Council. In this biography, William Simpson pulls back the curtain for the first time on the fascinating and startling life of a man of contradictions - equally at home in the royal palace in Riyadh as on the ski slopes of Aspen or playing hardball politics with international heads of state; a super-wealthy playboy yet a devoted family man; an expert in subterfuge and misdirection, yet a straight talker trusted the world over; a man of peace and yet the biggest arms dealer in the world - who emerged throughout the 1980s and ʼ90s as one of the driving forces behind American foreign policy. -- Book jacket
Title
The prince
Creator
Summary
A portrait of the former Saudi Arabian ambassador to the U.S. discusses such topics as his illegitimate birth, his role in the Iran-Contra affair and the Soviet withdrawal from Afghanistan, and his relationship with the Bush and Reagan families
Subject
Genre
Biography type
individual biography
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220817
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 327.538073092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
DS244.526.B55
LC item number
S56 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
000123248
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adult
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the secret story of the worlds most intriguing royal, prince Bandar bin Sultan
The prince : the secret story of the world's most intriguing royal, prince Bandar bin Sultan, William Simpson
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The prince : the secret story of the world's most intriguing royal, prince Bandar bin Sultan, William Simpson
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 441-467) 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
  • Fighter pilot Prince
  • The tip of the iceberg
  • The years of intrigue
  • Bandar the arms dealer
  • A new world order
  • The gulf explodes
  • Peace in the Middle East
  • The invisible ambassador
  • 9/11 cataclysm
  • Friends and the traveling court
  • Foreword
  • The private Prince Bandar
  • Bandar : the enigma revealed
  • A new life
  • Nelson Mandela
  • Foreword
  • Baroness Margaret Thatcher
  • A note on sources
  • Prologue
  • Introduction
  • Who is Prince Bandar?
Control code
ocm70668918
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
x, 480 pages, [16] pages of plates
Isbn
9780060899868
Lccn
2006050357
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9780060899868
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
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Stock number
a
System control number
(OCoLC)70668918

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