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Inside the mirage : America's fragile partnership with Saudi Arabia

Author: Thomas W Lippman
Publisher: [Boulder, Colo.] : Westview Press, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Pbk. edView all editions and formats
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"The relationship between the United States and Saudi Arabia has always been a marriage of convenience, not affection. In 1945, in a bargain cemented by President Roosevelt and King Abdul Aziz, Saudi Arabia's founding king, Americans gained access to Saudi oil, and the Saudis sent the dollars back with purchases of American planes, American weapons, American construction projects, and American know-how that brought
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas W Lippman
ISBN: 0813343135 9780813343136
OCLC Number: 60527273
Notes: Originally published: 2004.
Description: ix, 396 pages : illustrations, map ; 23 cm
Contents: The pioneers --
Into the wilderness --
Little America --
Arabs and attitudes --
Funny money --
The little screen --
Come fly with me --
A Ford in their past --
The American way --
Down on the farm --
Christians and Jews --
Go directly to jail --
The cultural divide --
From swords to missiles --
Desert storms --
After September 11.
Responsibility: Thomas W. Lippman.
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