Inside the kingdom : kings, clerics, modernists, terrorists, and the struggle for Saudi Arabia / Robert Lacey.

Author
Lacey, Robert [Browse]
Format
Book
Language
English
Published/​Created
New York : Viking, 2009.
Description
xxiii, 404 p., [24] p. of plates : ill., map ; 24 cm.

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Tracing a path through the Persian Gulf War and the events of 9/11 to the oilmarket convulsions of today, "Inside the Kingdom" gives readers a modern history of the Saudis in their own words, revealing a people attempting to reconcile life under religious law with the demands of a rapidly changing world.
Notes
Sequel to: The Kingdom. New York : Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1982, c1981.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents
Part one: Kingdom of God. Angry face -- The brothers -- Siege -- No Sunni, no Shia -- Vox populi, vox Dei -- Salafi soccer -- Jihad in Afghanistan -- Special relationship -- Dawn visitors -- Stars in the heavens -- Into exile -- The dove and the East wind -- Vacationing Jihadi -- Part two: Kingdom at war. Desert Storm -- Battle for al-Khafji -- Awakening -- Stopping the sins -- In from the cold -- Change of heart -- Enter the Crown Prince -- The students -- Infinite reach -- New century -- Part three: Al-Qaeda comes home. Fifteen flying Saudis -- Fire -- Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula -- Prodigal sons -- King Abdullah -- Girls of Saudi -- Illegitimate occupation -- End of the affair -- Condition of the people -- Epilogue.
ISBN
  • 9780670021185
  • 0670021180
LCCN
2009008367
OCLC
312445278
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