A Brief History of Saudi Arabia

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Infobase Publishing, May 14, 2014 - Saudi Arabia - 353 pages
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Contents

Arabia The Land and its PreIslamic History
1
The Birth of Islam 571632
24
The Islamic Empire and Arabia 6321258
48
The Golden Age of Islam ca 7501258
74
The First Saudi State 17451818
118
Roots of Modern Arabia 18181891
144
Unity and Independence 18911932
165
Birth of a Kingdom 19321953
188
The Gulf Crisis and its Aftermath 19902001
254
The Challenges Ahead
273
Glossary
291
Basic Facts about Saudi Arabia
294
Chronology
298
Bibliography
307
Suggested Reading
312
Index
317

A Path to World Power 19531973
209
Oil and Arms 19731990
233

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David Neeleman is much more than one of today's most accomplished aviation executives. Throughout an incredible career that began with selling Hawaiian timeshare vacation packages as a college student and ultimately led to the creation of JetBlue, Neeleman has demonstrated an uncanny ability to identify and fill unmet needs by building niche businesses. Flying High is a straightforward, illuminating account of David Neeleman's life and the principles by which he has created his highly profitable travel empire-rules that can be applied to virtually any business in almost every industry.

James Wynbrandt is a New York--based author and award-winning aviation and business reporter. He is a regular contributor to numerous high-profile aviation publications, including "Smithsonian Air and Space, Plane & Pilot, General Aviation News, Avionics News," and "Pilot Journal," A licensed pilot, Wynbrandt has been following JetBlue since the company's founding. His articles on business and aviation have also appeared in "The New York Times, Forbes, Management Review, Computer and Electronics Marketing, Flying," and "Aspen Magazine," among others.

Fawaz A. Gerges holds the Christian A. Johnson Chair in Middle Eastern Studies and International Affairs at Sarah Lawrence, New York. His books include Jouney of the Jihadist: Inside Muslim Militancy (2006) and America and Political Islam: Clash of Interests or Clash of Cultures? (Cambridge University Press, 1999). He was educated at Oxford University and the London School of Economics and has previously been a Research Fellow at Harvard and Princeton universities. He was also a senior analyst and regular commentator for ABC television news. He has written extensively on Arab and Muslim politics, social movements, American foreign policy, and relations between the world of Islam and the Christian West. His articles have appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, The Christian Science Monitor, The Baltimore Sun, The Independent, Al Hayat, Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, Survival and others. Gerges has been the recipient of a MacArthur, Fullbright and Carnegie Fellowships and his books have been translated into a number of foreign languages.

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