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Discovery! The Search for Arabian Oil, by Wallace Stegner


Publication Date: Dec 26 2008
ISBN/EAN13: 0970115768 / 9780970115768
Page Count: 360
Binding Type: US Trade Paper
Trim Size: 6" x 9"
Language: English
Color: Black and White
Related Categories: History / Middle East / General

Ibn Saud
King By Conquest

By Nestor Sander

Riyadh: January 16th, 1902. A 23 year-old prince leads a handful of men to reclaim his father's kingdom from the oppressive reign of the Al Rashid and their overseer, Ajlan.

Hours later Ajlan is dead and Ibn Saud, flushed with victory, struts the battlements of the Mismak fortress shouting to the people in the street below, "Who is on my side? Who? Your own prince is with you again!"

So begins this masterful biography of Abdul Aziz ibn Saud: visionary, warrior, and founding father. A man who imposed his will on the Arabian peninsula to transform Saudi Arabia into a global power. Ibn Saud's life story reads like an adventure novel, but it is absolutely true.

Now exclusively available through CreateSpace, the Amazon subsidiary that serves you worldwide.

About the author:
Now an internationally renowned scientist, Nestor Sander shook hands with Ibn Saud in 1939 and since then has meticulously studied most every book written about the king in English, French and German. He wrote this biography more than 60 years after that handshake.