On saudi arabia : Its People, Past, Religion, Fault Lines--and Future. / Karen Elliott House.
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- ISBN: 9780307960993 (electronic bk)
- Physical Description: 1 online resource
- Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : [publisher not identified], 2012.
|Summary, etc.:|| From the Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter who has spent the last thirty years writing about Saudi Arabia-as diplomatic correspondent, foreign editor, and then publisher of The Wall Street Journal-an important and timely book that explores all facets of life in this shrouded Kingdom: its tribal past, its complicated present, its precarious future. Through observation, anecdote, extensive interviews, and analysis Karen Elliot House navigates the maze in which Saudi citizens find themselves trapped and reveals the mysterious nation that is the world's largest exporter of oil, critical to global stability, and a source of Islamic terrorists. In her probing and sharp-eyed portrait, we see Saudi Arabia, one of the last absolute monarchies in the world, considered to be the final bulwark against revolution in the region, as threatened by multiple fissures and forces, its levers of power controlled by a handful of elderly Al Saud...
|Reproduction Note:|| Electronic reproduction. New York : Vintage, 2012. Requires OverDrive Read (file size: N/A KB) or Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 4356 KB) or Amazon Kindle (file size: N/A KB).
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