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Arabia unified : a portrait of Ibn Saud

Author: Mohammed Almana
Publisher: London : Hutchinson Benham, 1982.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : Rev. edView all editions and formats
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This book gives a Saudi Arabian's view of his country's recent past. Mohammed Almana was for twelve years Chief Translator and Interpreter at the Court of King Ibn Saud. In this book, he unfolds for Western eyes the remarkable career of Saudi Arabia's founder, from his capture of Riyadh in 1902 to the discovery of oil in the 1930s. There are chapters on the King's great desert campaigns, on daily life at the Court,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Almana, Mohammed.
Arabia unified.
London : Hutchinson Benham, 1982
(OCoLC)610120681
Named Person: Ibn Saʻūd, King of Saudi Arabia; Mohammed Almana; ʻAbd al-ʻAzîz ibn Saʻûd, roi d'Arabie Saoudite; Mohammed Almana; Ibn Saʻūd, King of Saudi Arabia; Ibn-Saud, Saudi-Arabien König; Ibn-Saud, Familie; König I ) Ibn-Saud (Saudi-Arabien
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mohammed Almana
ISBN: 0091472903 9780091472900 0091472911 9780091472917
OCLC Number: 8982698
Notes: Map on lining papers.
Includes index.
Description: 321 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations ; 22 cm
Responsibility: Mohammed Almana.

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This book gives a Saudi Arabian's view of his country's recent past. Mohammed Almana was for twelve years Chief Translator and Interpreter at the Court of King Ibn Saud. In this book, he unfolds for Western eyes the remarkable career of Saudi Arabia's founder, from his capture of Riyadh in 1902 to the discovery of oil in the 1930s. There are chapters on the King's great desert campaigns, on daily life at the Court, the outstanding Court personalities of the time, and the celebrated explorer, Harry St. John Philby. The author concludes with his own account of the King's character and achievements.

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