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The Saudis: Inside the Desert Kingdom

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Sandra Mackey lived in Saudi Arabia for four years, and as far as the authorities knew, she was simply the wife of an American doctor. But she saw things and traveled to places rarely viewed by any outsider, let alone a Western woman, and she succeeded in smuggling out a series of crucial articles on Saudi culture and politics. offers a fascinating portrait of Saudi life, chronicling Mackey's extraordinary travels and experiences and depicting Saudi Arabia's strange metamorphosis from backward desert kingdom to world power. Mackey reveals the chaos of a country in transformation: grappling with modernity, coming to terms with its own wealth, and battling to maintain an influential stance in an altogether new world. This updated edition provides the essential background to the new Saudi crisis as the mother state of international terrorism.

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"A rare first-hand glimpse into the hidden realm of Saudi social and public life."--

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In this updated insider's look at Saudi Arabia, Mackey reveals the chaos of a country in transformation: grappling with modernity, coming to terms with its own wealth, and battling to maintain an influential stance in an altogether new world. 2 maps.

About the Author

Sandra Mackey is a veteran journalist who has written many books on the Middle East, including The Reckoning: Iraq and the Legacy of Saddam Hussein, The Saudis, and The Iranians. She lives in Atlanta, Georgia.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780393324174
Author:
Mackey, Sandra
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Saudi arabia
Subject:
Middle East - Saudi Arabia
Subject:
Africa - General
Subject:
Middle East
Subject:
World History-Middle East
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Edition Number:
Updated
Edition Description:
Updated Edition
Series Volume:
107-430
Publication Date:
20021031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
464
Dimensions:
8.2 x 5.5 x 1.1 in 0.79 lb

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