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Inside the Kingdom
Inside the Kingdom
Publisher : Arrow Books Ltd
Published Date : 2010/08
Binding : Paperback
ISBN : 9780099539056

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Times Literary Supplement July 16, 2010 No.5598
Table of Contents
 
        Map: Saudi Arabia and Its Neighbours       x
Note on the Islamic Calendar                       xiii
Family Tree: Rulers of the Kingdom                 xiv
Preface: Welcome to the Kingdom                    xvii
  PART ONE KINGDOM OF GOD
    1 Angry Face                                   3   (11)
    2 The Brothers                                 14  (10)
    3 Siege                                        24  (13)
    4 No Sunni, No Shia                            37  (9)
    5 Vox Populi, Vox Dei                          46  (8)
    6 Salafi Soccer                                54  (8)
    7 Jihad in Afghanistan                         62  (6)
    8 Special Relationship                         68  (10)
    9 Dawn Visitors                                78  (8)
    10 Stars in the Heavens                        86  (11)
    11 Into Exile                                  97  (8)
    12 The Dove and the East Wind                  105 (9)
    13 Vacationing Jihadi                          114 (13)
  PART TWO KINGDOM AT WAR
    14 Desert Storm                                127 (14)
    15 Battle for Al-Khafji                        141 (7)
    16 Awakening                                   148 (9)
    17 Stopping the Sins                           157 (10)
    18 In from the Cold                            167 (7)
    19 Change of Heart                             174 (6)
    20 Enter the Crown Prince                      180 (13)
    21 The Students                                193 (11)
    22 Infinite Reach                              204 (10)
    23 New Century                                 214
 

Saudi Arabia is a country defined by paradoxrichest oil deposits in the world, and yet the country's roiling disaffection produced sixteen of the nineteen 9/11 hijackers. It is a modern state, driven by contemporary technology, and yet its powerful religious establishment would have its customs and practices rolled back to match those of the Prophet Muhammed over a thousand years ago. In a world where events in the Middle East continue to have geopolitical consequences far beyond the region's boundaries, an understanding of this complex nation is essential. With "Inside the Kingdom", British journalist and bestselling author Robert Lacey has given us one of the most penetrating and insightful looks at Saudi Arabia ever produced. More than twenty years after he first moved to the country to write about the Saudis at the end of the oil boom, Lacey has returned to find out how the consequences of the boom produced a society at war with itself. Filled with stories told by a broad range of Saudis, from high princes and ambassadors to men and women on the street, "Inside the Kingdom" is in many ways the story of the Saudis in their own words.