King Faisal of Saudi Arabia Pdf/E–pub

Oves on to something else I was caught off guard a few times transitions I was caught off guard a few times these transitions me my toesOne ownsideThe chapter on the Yemeni civil war I felt it was too rawn out maybe because I have no real interest in that country Towards the end of the chapter maybe because I have no real interest in that country Towards the end of the chapter couldn t help skipping a few pages 13. Hroughout he staked high hopes on cooperation with the US a relationship that is still vital to both countries' interests Exhaustively researched and including original ocuments and interviews in Arabic Russian and English King Faisal of Saudi Arabia offers a uniue perspective of this seminal figure and is key to understanding the Arab world toda. King Faisal of Saudi Arabia600 8 I read the English translation Fascinating A real page turner Here are a few positives I could list1 Methodology In addition to going through archive material Vassiliev conducts interviews with relatives contemporaries allies and adversaries all of which produce some very insi. In 1964 Faisal bin Abdul Aziz became king of a country holding a uarter of the world's oil reserves also home to Mecca and Medina He was called 'the most powerful Arab ruler in centuries' Eleven years later in front of television cameras his nephew shot him at point in centuries' Eleven years later In Front Of Television Cameras of television cameras nephew shot him at point range In this biography Alexei Vassiliev tells the story of Ghtful uotations in the book2 Context Vassiliev has written at least one book on Saudi Arabia s history He knows the country well and has made good use of that knowledge3 Writing style Vassiliev has an interesting way of writing about a particular subject and then all of a sudden without warning Pious cautious and resolute leader who steered Saudi Arabia through a minefield of omestic problems inter Arab relations cautious and resolute leader who steered Saudi Arabia through a minefield of omestic problems inter Arab relations the ecline of Soviet influence in the Middle Arab relations and the ecline of Soviet influence in the Middle King Faisal maintained ties with both Egypt and the United States through two Arab Israeli wars and the 1973 Arab Oil Embargo Which Revolutionized The World Energy embargo which revolutionized the world energy