Title: The Kingdom, (Limited, Bound by Zaehnsdorf, ...
Publisher: Hutchinson, (1981), London
Publication Date: 1981
Book Condition: Fine
Edition: 1st Edition
pp. xv, , 3-630, . Includes notes, glossary, and indexes. First Edition. Illustrated. Maps. End paper maps. Limited to 102 copies specially bound by Zaehnsdorf's of London at the request of Xenel Industries of Saudi Arabia and presented to an ex CEO of Coca Cola who's name is printed on the presentation page. Gilt stamped, full, red morocco by Zaehnsdorf, raised bands on spine. Silk end papers with gilt stamped border. All edges are gilt. Protected in a felt lined cloth slipcase of matching color. Slipcase has minor wear. Binding and interior of book are in excellent, like new condition. A detailed history of the Arabian Peninsula and the House of Saudi. A magnificently bound copy presented by the powerful Saudi Xenel Industries to a former CEO of Coca Cola. Bookseller Inventory # 001482
Synopsis: [This is the Audiobook CASSETTE Library Edition in vinyl case.]
[Read by Frederick Davidson]
The Kingdom is the story of a country -- a country of astonishing contrasts, where routine computer printouts open with the words ''In the name of God,'' where men who grew up in goat-hair tents now dominate the money markets of the world, and where murderers and adulterers are publicly executed in the street. By its own reckoning, this country is just entering the fifteenth century.
The Kingdom is also the story of a family -- a family that has fought its way from poverty and obscurity into wealth and power the likes of which the world has never known, a family characterized by fierce loyalty among its members, ruthlessness toward its enemies, and dedication to one of the world's most severe and demanding creeds.
The Kingdom is Saudi Arabia -- the only country in the world to bear the name of the family that rules it.
About the Author: ROBERT LACEY is the coauthor of The Year 1000 and the author of such bestselling books as Majesty, The Kingdom, and The Queen Mother's Century. He lives in London.
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