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4.0 out of 5 stars Detailed history of the House of Saud, 26 April 2006
This review is from: The Rise, Corruption and Coming Fall of the House of Saud (Paperback)
Firstly a quick warning, this book was written in 1994 and re-printed in 2005, with only a minor preface detailing the events of the last decade. This book lacks any analysis of the W Bush administrations policies in the Middle East or of the Clinton administrations relations with the House of Saud. An additional chapter detailing the House of Sauds reaction and involvement in the second Iraq war would have been welcome. That said this book is still relevant, given the importance of Saudi Arabia and the House of Saud as the worlds largest exporter of crude oil.

I have read a great deal about the Middle East post-1919 having studied it at University. A lot of books on this subject are superficial, written from a western perspective. This book really gives a detailed insight into the House of Saud, its links with the US and its oil and business dealings. The tone of this book is decidedly against the ruling dynasty but the criticisms are always well supported, which makes the content of this book even more alarming. Aburish's prediction has not yet come about but for a history of the kingdom this is certainly well worth a read.
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Initial post: 26 Jul 2011 02:43:04 BDT
Amed says:
did you read also in your study aboout the what you call the middle east ( what we call part of the muslim world ) that palestine was stolen by the filthy zionist in 1948 with the help of the """civilised""" west and it is still occupied
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