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Desert Warrior, A Personal View of the Gulf War by the JointForces Commander

Sultan, HRH General Khaled Bin

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ISBN 10: 000255612X / ISBN 13: 9780002556125
Published by HarperCollins Publishers, London, 1995
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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492pp/illus/maps. **Author signed on bookplate** End paper maps, colour frontis. Illustrated with numerous colour and b/w photographs, maps and charts. This book is the most remarkable document ever to come out the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, an oil and financial giant which is one of the most important allies of the West. His Royal Highness General Khaled is the first member of the House of Saud to write a book. He was commander of Joint Forces and Theatre of Operation in the Gulf War against Iraq, in a 'parallel command' with the American Commander, General Norman Schwarzkopf. Clean. Bookseller Inventory # 006652

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Title: Desert Warrior, A Personal View of the Gulf ...

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers, London

Publication Date: 1995

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Signed: Signed by Author

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Prince of Saudi Arabia Khaled Bin Sultan tells the remarkable story of his life, from his years growing up in desert kingdom that went from poverty to unimaginable wealth to his schooling in England and the United States to his role as a leader in the recent Gulf War. From Publishers Weekly: Nephew of Saudi Arabia's King Fahd, HRH General Khaled served in parallel command with General Norman Schwarzkopf in the Gulf War. "We were the two luckiest generals ever to fight a war," he writes. "Few commanders in history can ever have been as certain of victory as we were." Their relationship was stormy, however, and one shouting match included this exchange: "Should I treat you as a general or a prince?" "Both!" Khaled describes how, as a point of national policy and personal pride, he avoided even the appearance of subordination to the Americans, making certain, for example, that he always had the same number of bodyguards as Schwarzkopf. Khaled has much to say about the nature of the coalition against Saddam Hussein and the peculiarities of various contingents (e.g., the superior attitude of the French troops) and argues that Saudi Arabian participation was the linchpin of the counterattack against the Iraqi army. He complains that the peace agreement was weak, lacking a formal document of surrender "which... might have helped remove Saddam." Khaled's winning personality, intelligence and ready sense of humor combine to make this Saudi insider's view of the 1990-91 war as entertaining as it is informative. Seale is a British journalist. Photos not seen by PW. Copyright 1995 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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