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The Saudis offers a fascinating portrait of Saudi life, chronicling Mackey's extraordinary travels and experiences and depicting Saudi Arabia's strange ...
The Saudis offers a fascinating portrait of Saudi life, chronicling Mackey's extraordinary travels and experiences and depicting Saudi Arabia's strange metamorphosis from backward desert kingdom to world power. Mackey reveals the chaos of a country in transformation: grappling with modernity, coming to terms with its own wealth, and battling to maintain an influential stance in an altogether new world. This updated edition provides the essential background to the new Saudi crisis as the mother state of international terrorism.
Author Biography: Sandra Mackey's most recent book on the Middle East is The Reckoning. She lives in Atlanta.
Posted June 20, 2006
This is a great book. Extremely informative, especially for the casual reader. It provided an exciting, detailed, and rarely-seen window into Saudi Arabia, politically and socially. However, to nobody's fault it is a bit outdated, especially with recent events (such as the fall of the Soviet Union).Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted February 23, 2003