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Description - A Diamond in the Desert by Jo Tatchell

Barely forty years ago, Abu Dhabi was a fishing village on the Arabian Gulf. Now the capital of the United Arab Emirates, its citizens are each worth $17 million, it holds major stakes in Western economies, and has money to burn.In this timely, revealing and evocative portrait of a global player, Jo Tatchell traces the emirate's dramatic development and the sometimes ruinous effect of extreme wealth on its people and their desert culture. And as its rulers fund another giant leap forward, she probes behind the official facade to examine whether this secretive and controlled society can realise its breathtaking plans to transform relations between East and West.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780340953402
ISBN-10: 0340953403
Format: Paperback
(200mm x 130mm x 19mm)
Pages: 304
Imprint: Sceptre
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division
Publish Date: 18-Feb-2010
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Jo Tatchell

Jo Tatchell is a journalist who writes on Middle Eastern culture for UK and US media including the Guardian. Her first book, NABEEL'S SONG, was published by Sceptre in 2006 and was shortlisted for the Costa Biography Award.

Books By Jo Tatchell

Diamond in the Desert by Jo Tatchell
Paperback / softback, October 2010
Nabeel's Song by Jo Tatchell
Paperback, May 2007
Poet of Baghdad by Jo Tatchell
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