English books free download in pdf format King Faisal of Saudi Arabia: Personality, Faith and Times ePub Alexei Vassiliev 9780863566899

King Faisal of Saudi Arabia: Personality, Faith and Times

King Faisal of Saudi Arabia: Personality, Faith and Times

by Alexei Vassiliev

Publisher: Saqi Books
ISBN: 9780863566899
Pages: 500
Format: pdf, ePub, mobi, fb2
File size: 13 Mb
Date posting: 2021-02-26
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"A masterpiece of scholarship . . . brings to life the legacy of one of Saudi Arabia's most interesting and influential figures."—Professor Anoush Ehteshami, Durham University In 1964 Faisal bin Abdul Aziz became king of a country holding a quarter 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-blank range. In this authoritative...