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The Saudis (Signet)

2 Ratings: 3.5
A book by Sandra Mackey

For four years beginning in 1978, Mackey lived a double life: as a journalist and professional she objectively observed and analyzed the changes transforming Saudi Arabia; as an expatriate American she was exasperated by the inefficiences and personal … see full wiki

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Author: Sandra Mackey
Publisher: Signet
2 reviews about The Saudis (Signet)
review by . May 12, 2013
This is a good introductary or pulp nonfiction book, if such a thing exists. It would be a typical best-seller. What this book does, however, is introduce readers and help them to understand the complexities of Saudi Arabian politics, economics and society at large. Sandra Mackey gives fine minute details of how women are treated, the norms of culture and traditions and the country's most powerful and lucrative export: oil. In terms of global economy -- especially for the United States -- a …
review by . January 25, 2000
This is a good introductary or pulp nonfiction book, if such a thing exists. It would be a typical best-seller. What this book does, however, is introduce readers and help them to understand the complexities of Saudi Arabian politics, economics and society at large. Sandra Mackey gives fine minute details of how women are treated, the norms of culture and traditions and the country's most powerful and lucrative export: oil. In terms of global economy -- especially for the United States -- a lot …
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