When it comes to Saudi Arabia and the Arabian Peninsula, no one knows the history and politics better than Robert Lacey.
In 2009, he published “Inside the Kingdom”and it was a big book in hardcover. Now, the book is available in paperback and easier to carry and read.
This is a fascinating and detailed look into the evolution of the Saudi people, from the royalty to the rebels. Saudi Arabia is so important to the world and yet it is misunderstood often to play in to domestic politics.
Lacey’s book offers an insight that even Arabs should read and understand. The future of the Middle East starts and ends in this desert sand kingdom. The future of America is in its winds.
Robert Lacey is the author of Majesty, the classic biography of Queen Elizabeth II. A distinguished journalist with a love of history, he wrote the series Great Tales from English History, and was co-author of the best-selling Year 1000. In 1979, he moved with his family to Saudi Arabia for eighteen months to research The Kingdom, his penetrating study of the country’s complex and often paradoxical culture, which was banned in Saudi Arabia. For the past three years, Robert has been based in Jeddah and Riyadh, gathering material for this sequel — a completely new book which relates the Saudi role in the years of terror.
Penguin Books, now available
$17, 404 pp
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Palestinian, American Arab and Christian, Hanania’s parents originate from Jerusalem and Bethlehem.
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