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The Rise, Corruption and Coming Fall of the House of Saud

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This explosive examination of the Saud dynasty, whose greed and corruption have brought Saudi Arabia to the brink of bankruptcy--and the world to the edge of disaster--"raises important questions, not the least of which is whether Washington can afford to blithely close its eyes to developments within Saudi Arabia" (Newsday). of photos.
Paperback, 356 pages
Published September 19th 1996 by Palgrave MacMillan (first published January 1st 1994)
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Mark Nenadov
Jul 23, 2011 Mark Nenadov rated it it was amazing
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I found that Said did a wonderful job here in making a compelling presentation of his view of the "House of Saud".

Yes, this book is heavily critical of the current Saudi kingdom, but I think he is a very careful author and explains things very well.

I find what he is saying to be believable and he definately is very knowledgable on the subject. It definately was worth the read, especially since I am interested in the happenings in the Middle East.

It really makes you wonder why the U.S.A. supports
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Tom LaVenture
Apr 02, 2013 Tom LaVenture rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Read this in preparation for the Gulf War deployment in 1991. Enlightening look at a charismatic warrior patriarch and how King Ibn Saud Abdul Aziz forged his destiny by manipulating the western powers into winning his own private war against his rivals and establishing the 20th century boundaries of Saudi Arabia and Iraq following WWI.
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كتاب مفصل من داخل العائلة والعلاقات مع العائلات الثرية ايضا
لا اعتبره كتاب في السياسية ،،بل تفاصيل كثيرة عن علاقات عائلة بن محفوظ و غيرها بالبيت السعودي

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Irfan
Apr 26, 2013 Irfan rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Lacks references to many of its more contentious claims. Otherwise a good read.
Linda Powless
The start...of the Kingdom & Knowledge of Middle East
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the rise, the richest and corrupt...
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