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The Kingdom

Author: Robert Lacey
Publisher: New York : Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1982, ©1981.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st American edView all editions and formats
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Follows the line of the Saudi succession from its nineteenth-century origins to the present and chronicles the nation's ruling families' progression to an oil superpower.
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Lacey, Robert.
Kingdom.
New York : Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1982, ©1981
(OCoLC)651995475
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Lacey
ISBN: 0151472602 9780151472604
OCLC Number: 7977462
Description: xv, 630 pages, [48] pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Welcome to the Kingdom --
pt. 1. The desert : Bedouin ; Exile ; The great adventure --
pt. 2. The House of Saʼud : No god but God ; Fusillade ; Britons and Turks ; The House of Hashim ; The jewel ; Night caravan ; Captain Shakespear ; Jarrab ; The Arab revolt ; Sir Abdul Aziz bin Sa'ud ; Philby ; Britons and Arabs --
pt. 3. The brethren : Al Artawiya ; Death of the jewel ; A trip to London ; Sultan ; Boundaries in men's hearts ; False start ; At home with Abdul Aziz ; Taif ; Mecca ; Sabillah ; The Kingdom --
pt. 4. Oil : A man and a horse ; Well no. 7 ; The Second World War ; Riches ; The lion dies ; King Sa'ud ; Colonel Nasser's new way ; Enter the Crown Prince ; OPEC ; 'Candidates for liquidation' ; Deposition ; Reform ; Two faces of Faisal ; Challenges ; The Russians and the Jews --
pt. 5. Petropower : Two weeks that changed the world ; Burning concern ; The dreams of King Faisal ; Partnership: Khalid ; Partnership: Fahad ; Riyal politik ; Death of a princess ; Mr. Khashoggi ; $100,000,000,000 ; The Mahdi ; Black gold ; The next Iran? ; As God wills --
Appendixes : A. The ruling line of the House of Saʼud ; B. The sons of Abdul Aziz ; C. Prominent princes ; D. The relatives of Saʼud al Kabeer ; E. The Islamic calendar ; F. World oil and gas statistics ; G. Note on Arabic words.
Responsibility: Robert Lacey.

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Follows the line of the Saudi succession from its nineteenth-century origins to the present and chronicles the nation's ruling families' progression to an oil superpower.

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