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Inside the Kingdom Kings, Clerics, Modernists, Terrorists, and the Struggle for Saudi Arabia

ISBN-10: 0143118277

ISBN-13: 9780143118275

Edition: N/A

Authors: Robert Lacey

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Journalist and bestselling author Lacey provides a modern history of Saudi Arabia, as told in the Saudis' own words, revealing a people attempting to reconcile life under religious law with the demands of a rapidly changing world. bw photo inserts.
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List price: $18.00
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 10/5/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 448
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.836

Robert Lacey was born in Guilford, Surrey, England on January 3, 1944. He earned a B.A. in 1967, a diploma of education in 1967, and an M.A. in 1970, all from Selwyn College, Cambridge. Lacey began his writing career as a journalist, working for the Illustrated London News and later the Sunday Times magazine. While working for the latter, he also began writing biographies; his books about Robert, Earl of Essex and Sir Walter Raleigh led to a commission to write a history of Queen Elizabeth's reign, to be published during her silver jubilee. Majesty: Elizabeth II and the House of Windsor became an international bestseller, and established Lacey's reputation as a biographer who treated his subjects accurately and fairly. Lacey is a thorough researcher who has often gone to great lengths to immerse himself in the background of the people he writes about. He moved to the Middle East and even learned Arabic while doing research for The Kingdom, a biography of Saudi Arabia's first ruler, Abdul Aziz Sa'ud. And when writing Ford: The Man and the Machine, about Henry Ford, he relocated to Michigan and worked for a time on the assembly line in an auto plant. He is also the author of Little Man: Meyer Lansky and the Gangster Life, The Queen of the North Atlantic, The Life and Times of Henry the VIII, God Bless Her!, and Princess, a pictorial biography of Diana, Princess of Wales. Robert Lacey married Alexandre Avrach, a graphic designer, in 1971. They have three children, Sasha, Scarlett, and Bruno.

Preface: Welcome to the Kingdom
Map: Saudi Arabia and Its Neighbors
Family Tree: Rulers of the Kingdom
Note on the Islamic Calendar
Kingdom of God
Angry Face
The Brothers
Siege
No Sunni, No Shia
Vox Populi, Vox Dei
Salafi Soccer
Jihad in Afghanistan
Special Relationship
Dawn Visitors
Stars in the Heavens
Into Exile
The Dove and the East Wind
Vacationing Jihadi
Kingdom at War
Desert Storm
Battle for Al-Khafji
Awakening
Stopping the Sins
In from the Cold
Change of Heart
Enter the Crown Prince
The Students
Infinite Reach
New Century