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"A rare first-hand glimpse into the hidden realm of Saudi social and public life."―The New York TimesSandra Mackey lived in Saudi Arabia for four years, and as far as the authorities knew, she was simply the wife of an American doctor. But she saw things and traveled to places rarely viewed by any outsider, let alone a Western woman, and she succeeded in smuggling out a series of crucial articles on Saudi culture and politics. 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.
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Sandra Mackey is a veteran journalist who has written many books on the Middle East, including The Reckoning: Iraq and the Legacy of Saddam Hussein, The Saudis, and The Iranians. She lives in Atlanta, Georgia.Review:
"A savage indictment of Euro-American exploitation of the Middle East ... [this] book is indispensable reading for anyone with an opinion on world affairs."
"A dark and macabre story.... Mackey brilliantly packages the complicated details."
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Book Description Plume, 1988. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0452009480
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