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King Faisal of Saudi Arabia

Author: A M Vasilʹev
Publisher: London : Saqi, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In 1964 Faisal bin Abdul Aziz became king of a country holding a quarter of the world's oil reserves, also home to Mecca and Medina. He was called "the most powerful Arab ruler in centuries." Eleven years later, in front of television cameras, his nephew shot him at point-blank range. In this authoritative biography, Alexei Vassiliev tells the story of a pious, cautious, and resolute leader who steered Saudi Arabia  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Faisal, King of Saudi Arabia; Faisal, King of Saudi Arabia
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: A M Vasilʹev
ISBN: 9780863566899 0863566898
OCLC Number: 753001928
Description: 1 volume ; 23 cm
Contents: Contents: Preface 11 Chapter One The Delicate Youth on a Fiery Horse 15 Chapter Two The Father 33 Chapter Three An Adolescent Discovers the Big, Big World 61 Chapter Four From Youngster to Statesman 75 Chapter Five Viceroy of Hijaz, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Military Commander 93 Chapter Six Oil and Gold 124 Chapter Seven Faisal and Iffat, Iffat and Faisal 133 Chapter Eight World War Two and the Discovery of America 152 chapter nine The Autumn and Winter of the Patriarch 175 Chapter Ten My Brother, My King, My Sorrow 199 Chapter Eleven The Pendulum: Premiership to Dismissal to Deputy Premiership 228 Chapter Twelve To Be or Not to Be 244 Chapter Thirteen The Road to the Throne - Without Bloodshed 262 Chapter Fourteen King at Last 277 Chapter Fifteen Nasser and the Yemen Trap 302 hapter Sixteen The Six-Day War 315 Chapter Seventeen Two Yemens: A Headache, but No Threat 328 Chapter Eighteen Political Realities, Old and New 341 Chapter Nineteen Al-Aqsa Ablaze 349 Chapter Twenty Taming Aramco 360 Chapter Twenty-One Death of Nasser, Rise of Sadat 371 Chapter Twenty-Two The Year 1973: Five to Twelve 380 Chapter Twenty-Three The 1973 War 394 Chapter Twenty-Four 1973: The Embargo 404 Chapter Twenty-Five "The Mightiest of Arab Rulers" 414 Chapter Twenty-Six Poitiers, American-Style? 428 Chapter Twenty-Seven A New Relationship with the US 436 Chapter Twenty-Eight Financial Might: Beyond the Possible 447 Chapter Twenty-Nine Storm of Change: the King Is Assassinated 456 Epilogue 469 Endnotes 481
Responsibility: by Alexei Vassiliev.

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In 1964 Faisal bin Abdul Aziz became king of a country holding a quarter of the world's oil reserves, also home to Mecca and Medina. This title tells the story of a pious, cautious and resolute  Read more...

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