Inside the Kingdom: Kings, Clerics, Modernists, Terrorists, and the Struggle for Saudi Arabia
"It's all here-Islam, the family tree, a sea of oil and money to match, palace intrigue...This is high drama and an epic tale."
Though Saudi Arabia sits on one of the richest oil deposits in the world, it also produced fifteen of the nineteen 9/11 hijackers. In this immensely important book, journalist Robert Lacey draws on years of access to every circle of Saudi society giving readers the fullest portrait yet of a land straddling the worlds of medievalism and modernity. Moving from the bloody seizure of Mecca's Grand Mosque in 1979, through the Persian Gulf War, to the delicate U.S.-Saudi relations in a post 9/11 world, Inside the Kingdom brings recent history to vivid life and offers a powerful story of a country learning how not to be at war with itself.
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INSIDE THE KINGDOM: Kings, Clerics, Modernists, Terrorists, and the Struggle for Saudi ArabiaUser Review - Kirkus
A lucid exploration of profound divisions in Saudi society, many of which are of immediate concern to the West.Dismissing an American editor's characterization of his subjects as a "bunch of camel ... Read full review
Inside the Kingdom: Kings, Clerics, Modernists, Terrorists, and the Struggle for Saudi ArabiaUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
Lacey's (Monarch: The Life and Reign of Elizabeth II) second study of Saudi Arabia acts as an antecedent to his portrait of the Saudi dynasty in The Kingdom. Here, he examines the tension between ... Read full review
Stopping the Sins
In from the Cold
Change of Heart
Enter the Crown Prince
Jihad in Afghanistan
Stars in the Heavens
The Dove and the East Wind
PART TWO KINGDOM AT
Battle for AlKhafji
PART THREE ALQAEDA COMES HOME
AlQaeda in the Arabian Peninsula
Condition of the People
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