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Desert diplomat : inside Saudi Arabia following 9/11

Author: Robert W Jordan; Steve Fiffer
Publisher: Lincoln : Potomac Books, an imprint of the University of Nebraska Press, 2015.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In the spring of 2001, George W. Bush selected Dallas attorney Robert W. Jordan as the ambassador to Saudi Arabia. Jordan's nomination sped through Congress in the wake of the terrorist attacks on 9/11, and he was at his post by early October, though with no prior diplomatic experience, as Saudi Arabia mandates that the U.S. Ambassador be a political appointee with the ear of the president. Hence Jordan had to learn  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Autobiographies
Named Person: Robert W Jordan; Robert W Jordan
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert W Jordan; Steve Fiffer
ISBN: 9781612346700 1612346707
OCLC Number: 900445694
Description: ix, 222 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Responsibility: Robert W. Jordan with Steve Fiffer ; foreword by James A. Baker III.

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In the spring of 2001, Robert Jordan was a Dallas attorney whom George Bush wanted for the ambassadorship in Saudi Arabia. Not yet confirmed on 9/11, Jordan's nomination sped through Congress for  Read more...

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