Inside the Mirage: America's Fragile Partnership with Saudi Arabia / Edition 1

Inside the Mirage: America's Fragile Partnership with Saudi Arabia / Edition 1

by Thomas W. Lippman
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0813343135

ISBN-13: 9780813343136

Pub. Date: 05/09/2005

Publisher: Basic Books


The relationship between the United States and Saudi Arabia has always been a marriage of convenience, not affection. In a bargain cemented by President Roosevelt and Saudi Arabia’s founding king in 1945, Americans gained access to Saudi oil, and the Saudis responded with purchases of American planes, weapons, construction projects and know-how that brought

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The relationship between the United States and Saudi Arabia has always been a marriage of convenience, not affection. In a bargain cemented by President Roosevelt and Saudi Arabia’s founding king in 1945, Americans gained access to Saudi oil, and the Saudis responded with purchases of American planes, weapons, construction projects and know-how that brought them modernization, education, and security. The marriage has suited both sides. But how long can it last?In Inside the Mirage, journalist and Middle East expert Thomas W. Lippman shows that behind the cheerful picture of friendship and alliance, there is a darker tale. With so much at stake, this compelling account looks at the relationship between these two countries, and their future with one another.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813343136
Publisher:
Basic Books
Publication date:
05/09/2005
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
396
Sales rank:
1,055,542
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.92(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

AcknowledgmentsVII
A Note on Arabic Words and NamesIX
Prologue1
1The Pioneers7
2Into the Wilderness39
3Little America55
4Arabs and Attitudes71
5Funny Money97
6The Little Screen111
7Come Fly With Me123
8A Ford in Their Past137
9The American Way155
10Down on the Farm179
11Christians and Jews201
12Go Directly to Jail227
13The Cultural Divide247
14From Swords to Missiles273
15Desert Storms299
16After September 11325
Notes349
Bibliography371
Index375

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