Book Reviews of The Saudis: Inside the Desert Kingdom, Updated Edition

The Saudis: Inside the Desert Kingdom, Updated Edition
The Saudis Inside the Desert Kingdom Updated Edition
Author: Sandra MacKey
ISBN-13: 9780393324174
ISBN-10: 0393324176
Publication Date: 10/2002
Pages: 480
Rating:
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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3.5 stars, based on 2 ratings
Publisher: W. W. Norton Company
Book Type: Paperback
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include afterword added post-9/11. Initial book written in 1987, with paperback edition coming out with some additions to foreword and afterword, however the strength of the book really is in explaining how the House of Saud evolved into what basically we see today. Well-written and quite a pleasure to read.
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good look at a closed society
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Sandra Mackey is an excellent writer - no dry history or political study, but details of everyday life and values of Saudia Arabians we might meet and those we will probably never meet, with a culture and its beliefs very foreign to North Americans. Mackey has written several books on Middle Eastern countries and cultures.
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Going undercover for four years in Saudi Arabia to do her research, Sandra Mackey smuggled out a series of brilliant articles that go to the heart of what was going on in Saudi society and government.