By Robert Lacey
"It's all here-Islam, the genealogy, a sea of oil and funds to compare, palace intrigue...This is excessive drama and an epic tale."
even though Saudi Arabia sits on one of many richest oil deposits on the planet, it additionally produced fifteen of the 19 September 11 hijackers. during this immensely very important e-book, journalist Robert Lacey attracts on years of entry to each circle of Saudi society giving readers the fullest portrait but of a land straddling the worlds of medievalism and modernity. relocating from the bloody seizure of Mecca's Grand Mosque in 1979, during the Persian Gulf struggle, to the fragile U.S.-Saudi family in a submit 11th of September international, Inside the Kingdom brings fresh historical past to brilliant lifestyles and provides a robust tale of a rustic studying how to not be at battle with itself.
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Inside the Kingdom: Kings, Clerics, Modernists, Terrorists, and the Struggle for Saudi Arabia by Robert Lacey