Call Boomerang Books 1300 36 33 32

sign up for Boomerang Books BulletinGet Latest Book News + FREE Shipping. Subscribe to the Boomerang Books Bulletin eNewsletter right now!

Description - King Faisal of Saudi Arabia by Alexei Vassiliev

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 biography, Alexei Vassiliev tells the story of a pious, cautious and resolute leader who steered Saudi Arabia through a minefield of domestic problems, inter-Arab relations and the decline of Soviet influence in the Middle East. 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 market. Throughout, he staked high hopes on cooperation with the US, a relationship that is still vital to both countries' interests. Exhaustively researched and including original documents and interviews in Arabic, Russian and English, King Faisal of Saudi Arabia: Personality, Faith and Times offers a unique perspective of this seminal figure and is key to understanding the Arab world today.

Buy King Faisal of Saudi Arabia by Alexei Vassiliev from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780863561290
ISBN-10: 0863561292
Format: Paperback
(234mm x 153mm x mm)
Pages: 528
Imprint: Saqi Books
Publisher: Saqi Books
Publish Date: 6-Nov-2015
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Book Reviews - King Faisal of Saudi Arabia by Alexei Vassiliev

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about King Faisal of Saudi Arabia book by Alexei Vassiliev and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a Boomerang Books Account Holder - it's free to sign up and there are great benefits!)

Write Review

Author Biography - Alexei Vassiliev

Alexei Vassiliev is Honorary President of the Institute for African Studies at the Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS). He is the author of over thirty books, including the critically acclaimed The History of Saudi Arabia, winner of the Choice Outstanding Academic Book Award, Central Asia: Political and Economic Challenges in Post-Soviet Era (both by Saqi Books), and Russian Policy in the Middle East: From Messianism to Pragmatism.

Books By Alexei Vassiliev

Central Asia by Alexei Vassiliev
Hardback, June 2000
$97.38 $108.20
The History of Saudi Arabia by Alexei Vassiliev
Paperback, September 2000