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The Saudis : inside the desert kingdom

Author: Sandra Mackey
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Updated edView all editions and formats
"Sandra Mackey lived in Saudi Arabia for four years, ostensibly - as far as the authorities knew - as the wife of an American doctor. But she saw things and traveled to places rarely seen by an outsider (let alone a Western woman), and writing under the aliases Michael Collins and Justin Coe she successfully smuggled out a series of crucial articles on Saudi culture and politics."

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sandra Mackey
ISBN: 0393324176 9780393324174
OCLC Number: 50004110
Description: xvi, 446 pages : map ; 21 cm
Contents: I. The Oil Boom, 1974-1980. 1. The Coming of a Foreigner. 2. The Magic Kingdom. 3. Managing the Boom. 4. Servants of God. 5. Living with Islam. 6. Bedouin Pride. 7. The Shackles of Sex. 8. Mysteries of the Hareem. 9. Putting the Saudis to Work. 10. The Royal Tribe. 11. There Was No Tomorrow --
II. The Twilight, 1980 and Beyond. 12. The Press: Pride and Denial. 13. Jail: A Clear and Present Danger. 14. Swords and Missiles: The Search for Security. 15. The World Creeps Closer. 16. The New Realities. 17. Castles of Sand. 18. Stalled Between Seasons.
Responsibility: Sandra Mackey.


"A rare first-hand glimpse into the hidden realm of Saudi social and public life."-The New York Times  Read more...


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