Saudi, Inc.: The Arabian Kingdom's Pursuit of Profit and Power

)  
9781643132259: Saudi, Inc.: The Arabian Kingdom's Pursuit of Profit and Power
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

A history of the most profitable company in the world, Saudi Aramco, and the story behind the family that ruthlessly maneuvered to control this multi-trillion dollar enterprise.

The Saudi royal family and Aramco leadership are, and almost always have been, motivated by ambitions of long-term strength and profit. They use Islamic law, traditional ideology, and harsh justice to maintain stability and their own power, but underneath the thobes and abayas and behind the religious fanaticism and illiberalism lies a most sophisticated and ruthless business enterprise. Today, that corporation is poised to pull off the biggest IPO in history.

Over more than a century, fed by ambition and oil wealth, al Saud, as the royal family is known, has come from next to nothing to rule as absolute monarchs, a contrast with the world around them and modernity itself. The story starts with Saudi Arabia's founder, Abdul Aziz, a lowly refugee embarking on a daring gambit to reconquer his family's ancestral home, the mud-walled city of Riyadh. It takes readers almost to present day, when the multinational family business has made al Saud the wealthiest family in the world and on the cusp of a new transformation.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Review:

Well-written and well-researched, Wald's book is crucial reading for understanding Saudi Arabia as this oil-rich kingdom finds itself in the forefront of fighting Iran's attempts to control the Middle East and humiliate the US. A timely masterpiece.--Steve Forbes

Wald has produced a clear, concise history of both the kingdom and its all-important oil corporation.

A solid overview of a nation much in world news and of economic trends that will have significant effects in the global marketplace in years to come.

I can highly recommend it. A really fascinating history of Saudi Aramco.

Saudi, Inc. should be mandatory reading for anyone planning to do business in Saudi Arabia. Those of us who have spent years studying the Kingdom are often saddled with the dilemma of explaining its complexity. Ellen Wald has done a masterful job of taking you inside the boardrooms and the royal chambers, the competing interests and personalities. She captures the vast scope of history, from the conquest of King Abdul Aziz to the evolution of the business community over the past 80 years. Wald brings alive the interplay among the al Saud family, the tribes, the religious community and culture, and how they all contributed to the Kingdom's development. Those who may think the Saudis were ill equipped to deal with the modern world are likely to walk away rethinking facile assumptions. Wald chronicles the skill in which the Saudis outmaneuvered everyone, especially the large U.S. corporate enterprises. A necessary read for all those venturing to the Gulf.--Ambassador James B. Smith, ambassador to Saudi Arabia 2009-2013

A competent history of the Saudi Aramco and of how the House of Saud came to dominate the Arabian Peninsula in the 1920s. Its most original parts deal with the Saudi government's "long game" to gain full control of Aramco while avoiding outright nationalization.

An essential text for anyone who wants to understand the unique history of both Saudi Arabia and Saudi Aramco. Wald has done a tremendous job researching the history of the House of Saud and the evolution of Aramco and provides an in-depth analysis of the people and personalities involved.

About the Author:

Ellen R. Wald, PhD, is a widely cited consultant on geopolitics and the global energy industry. She earned her doctorate in history at Boston University and an AB in history, Near Eastern studies, and creative writing at Princeton University. She teaches Middle East history and policy and has appeared on TV and radio on three continents.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Ellen R. Wald
Published by PEGASUS BOOKS, United States (2019)
ISBN 10: 1643132253 ISBN 13: 9781643132259
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)

Book Description PEGASUS BOOKS, United States, 2019. Paperback. Condition: New. Reprint. Language: English. Brand new Book. The Saudi Royal family and Aramco leadership are, and almost always have been, motivated by ambitions of long-term strength and profit. They use Islamic laws, Wahhabi ideology, gender discrimination, and public beheadings to maintain stability and their own power. Underneath the thobes and abayas and behind the religious fanaticism and illiberalism lies a most sophisticated and ruthless enterprise. Today, that enterprise is poised to pull off the biggest IPO in history. Over more than a century, fed by ambition and oil wealth, al Saud has come from nothing to rule as absolute monarchs, a contrast with the world around them and modernity itself. The story starts with Saudi Arabia's founder, Abdul Aziz, a lonely refugee embarking on a daring gambit to reconquer his family's ancestral home-the mud-walled city of Riyadh. It takes readers almost to present day, when the multinational family business has made al Saud the wealthiest family in the world and on the cusp of a new transformation. Now al Saud and its family business, Aramco, are embarking on their most ambitious move: taking the company public. Seller Inventory # AA89781643132259

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
10.92
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

2.

Ellen R. Wald
Published by Pegasus (2019)
ISBN 10: 1643132253 ISBN 13: 9781643132259
New Quantity Available: 15
Seller:
Paperbackshop-US
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)

Book Description Pegasus, 2019. PAP. Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from UK. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # FC-9781643132259

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
12.06
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

3.

Ellen R Wald (author)
Published by Pegasus Books 2019-09-10, New York (2019)
ISBN 10: 1643132253 ISBN 13: 9781643132259
New paperback Quantity Available: 5
Seller:
Blackwell's
(Oxford, OX, United Kingdom)

Book Description Pegasus Books 2019-09-10, New York, 2019. paperback. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # 9781643132259

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
10.99
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 4.99
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

4.

Ellen R. Wald
Published by Pegasus 2019-07-19 (2019)
ISBN 10: 1643132253 ISBN 13: 9781643132259
New Paperback Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
Chiron Media
(Wallingford, United Kingdom)

Book Description Pegasus 2019-07-19, 2019. Paperback. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # 6666-HCL-9781643132259

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
9.63
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 14.35
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

5.

Ellen R. Wald
Published by Pegasus (2019)
ISBN 10: 1643132253 ISBN 13: 9781643132259
New Quantity Available: 15
Seller:
Books2Anywhere
(Fairford, GLOS, United Kingdom)

Book Description Pegasus, 2019. PAP. Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from UK. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # FC-9781643132259

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
9.11
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 15
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

6.

Ellen R. Wald
Published by Pegasus Books
ISBN 10: 1643132253 ISBN 13: 9781643132259
New Paperback / softback Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
THE SAINT BOOKSTORE
(Southport, United Kingdom)

Book Description Pegasus Books. Paperback / softback. Condition: New. New copy - Usually dispatched within 4 working days. Seller Inventory # B9781643132259

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
12.40
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 11.95
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

7.

Ellen R. Wald
Published by Pegasus (2019)
ISBN 10: 1643132253 ISBN 13: 9781643132259
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
The Monster Bookshop
(Fleckney, United Kingdom)

Book Description Pegasus, 2019. Paperback. Condition: New. BRAND NEW ** SUPER FAST SHIPPING FROM UK WAREHOUSE ** 30 DAY MONEY BACK GUARANTEE. Seller Inventory # mon0005021995

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
12.59
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 12.99
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

8.

Ellen R. Wald
Published by Pegasus 2019-07-19 (2019)
ISBN 10: 1643132253 ISBN 13: 9781643132259
New Paperback Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Chiron Media
(Wallingford, United Kingdom)

Book Description Pegasus 2019-07-19, 2019. Paperback. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # 6666-GRD-9781643132259

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
11.57
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 14.35
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

9.

Ellen R. Wald
Published by Pegasus (2019)
ISBN 10: 1643132253 ISBN 13: 9781643132259
New Softcover Quantity Available: 2
Seller:

Book Description Pegasus, 2019. Condition: New. 2019. Reprint. Paperback. . . . . . Seller Inventory # V9781643132259

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
18.34
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 8.51
From Ireland to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

10.

Ellen R. Wald
ISBN 10: 1643132253 ISBN 13: 9781643132259
New Quantity Available: 3
Seller:
Majestic Books
(London, United Kingdom)

Book Description Condition: New. Seller Inventory # 370967653

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
22.08
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 5.50
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book