A Link to Royalty and Other Reflections

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iUniverse, Jul 25, 2011 - Biography & Autobiography - 160 pages

Fifty years ago in Saudi Arabia, the king and many loyal princes favored maintaining the autocratic political system. But one of the kings brothers, Prince Tatal, wished to instigate a peaceful political reform. In this compilation of personal reflections, the princes former personal secretary shares a fascinating glimpse into the lifestyle of His Royal Highness Prince Tatal as he dares to question the political direction of his beloved country.

John Sbaiti became personal secretary to the Red Prince at the peak of his political ambitions, staying with him for two years. Although the prince failed in his mission and eventually received a royal expulsion from the kingdom, Sbaiti reveals intriguing details of the princes daily life as he and his entourage valiantly fought for revolutionary reform. Sbaiti leads others on an exciting journey that begins with his acceptance of the job and continues through his adventures and European travels with Saudi royal personages as he immerses himself in the princes routine and passionate mission.

A Link to Royalty and Other Reflections offers a captivating look into the personal preferences and living style of a Saudi Royal Prince determined to lead his kingdom out of the dark ages and into a new era.

 

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Contents

Chapter One
1
Chapter Two
9
Chapter Three
26
Chapter Four
38
Chapter Five
44
Chapter Six
50
Chapter Seven
63
Chapter Eight
76
Chapter Nine
85
Chapter Ten
102
Chapter Eleven
105
Chapter Twelve
116
Chapter Thirteen
131
Chapter Fourteen
136
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About the author (2011)

John Sbaiti is an American citizen of Lebanese origin who worked closely with Saudi royal princes. He has written short stories for children and is a patent holder of several inventions. John currently lives with his family in Northern Virginia, where he is hard at work on two new books: Bernadette, Mon Amour, a compilation of erotic fantasies, and Unlawful Justice, a novel about a secret society.

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