Inside the Kingdom

Author: Robert Lacey
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 9781446472361
Release Date: 2011-06-30
Genre: History

Saudi Arabia is a country defined by paradox: it sits atop some of the richest oil deposits in the world, and yet the country's roiling disaffection produced sixteen of the nineteen 9/11 hijackers. It is a modern state, driven by contemporary technology, and yet its powerful religious establishment would have its customs and practices rolled back to match those of the Prophet Muhammed over a thousand years ago. In a world where events in the Middle East continue to have geopolitical consequences far beyond the region's boundaries, an understanding of this complex nation is essential. With Inside the Kingdom, British journalist and bestselling author Robert Lacey has given us one of the most penetrating and insightful looks at Saudi Arabia ever produced. More than twenty years after he first moved to the country to write about the Saudis at the end of the oil boom, Lacey has returned to find out how the consequences of the boom produced a society at war with itself. Filled with stories told by a broad range of Saudis, from high princes and ambassadors to men and women on the street, Inside the Kingdom is in many ways the story of the Saudis in their own words.

Inside the Kingdom

Author: Carmen Bin Ladin
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
ISBN: 9780446506199
Release Date: 2007-07-31
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Osama bin Laden's former sister-in-law provides a penetrating, unusually inti- mate look into Saudi soci-ety and the bin Laden family's role within it, as well as the treatment of Saudi women. On September 11th, 2001, Carmen bin Ladin heard the news that the Twin Towers had been struck. She instinctively knew that her ex-brother-in-law was involved in these hor-rifying acts of terrorism, and her heart went out to America. She also knew that her life and the lives of her family would never be the same again. Carmen bin Ladin, half Swiss and half Persian, married into-and later divorced from-the bin Laden family and found herself inside a complex and vast clan, part of a society that she neither knew nor understood. Her story takes us inside the bin Laden family and one of the most powerful, secretive, and repressed kingdoms in the world.

Saudi Arabia Exposed

Author: John R. Bradley
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 9781466893047
Release Date: 2015-03-31
Genre: Political Science

Saudi Arabia: land of oil, terrorism, Islamic fundamentalism, and a crucial American ally. As the only Western journalist to have extensively worked in the Saudi Kingdom, John R. Bradley is uniquely able to expose the turmoil that is shaking the House of Saud to its foundations. From the heart of the secretive Islamic kingdom's urban centers to its most remote mountainous terrain, from the homes of royalty to the slums of its poorest inhabitants, he provides intimate details and reveals underlying regional, religious, and tribal rivalries. Bradley highlights tensions generated by social change, focuses on the educational system, the increasing restlessness of Saudi youth faced with limited opportunities for cultural and political expression, and the predicament of Saudi women seeking opportunities but facing constraints. What are the implications for the Sauds and the West? This book offers a startling look at the present predicament and a troubling view of the future.

The Kingdom

Author: Robert Lacey
Publisher: Fontana Press
ISBN: 0006365094
Release Date: 1982
Genre: Saudi Arabia

Paramedic to the Prince

Author: Patrick (Tom) Notestine
Publisher: Booksurge Publishing
ISBN: 1439245819
Release Date: 2009-12-07
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

An American paramedic "s true-life adventure inside the mysterious Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. From the trauma of the emergency room to the palace of the King, this book has it all. A true five star adven

Dubai Dreams

Author: Raymond Barrett
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 9781857884487
Release Date: 2010-12-15
Genre: Travel

Incredibly topical, Dubai Dreams is a must-read for anyone seeking a journey to the "Las Vegas of the East."

Inside the Magic Kingdom

Author: Thomas K. Connellan
Publisher: Peak Performance PressInc
ISBN: UOM:49015002826288
Release Date: 1997
Genre: Business & Economics

Now an insider takes you inside the incredible Disney service culture and presents simple, powerful concepts in a fun, memorable way.

The Kingdom of Happiness

Author: Aimee Groth
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781501129902
Release Date: 2017-02-21
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

"An inside look at the CEO of Zappos, Tony Hsieh, one of the most enigmatic and successful entrepreneurs of our time, and his quest to create his own version of utopia in the center of Las Vegas"--

Inside The Mirage

Author: Thomas W. Lippman
Publisher: Basic Books
ISBN: 0786742534
Release Date: 2008-11-10
Genre: History

"In Inside the Mirage, veteran Middle East journalist Thomas W. Lippman shows that behind the official proclamations of friendship and alliance lies a complex relationship that has often been strained by the mutual aversion of two very different societies. Today the U.S.-Saudi partnership faces its greatest challenge as younger Saudis, less enamored of America, rise to prominence and Americans, scorched by Saudi-based terrorism, question the value of their ties to the desert kingdom."--Jacket.

Building God s Kingdom

Author: Julie J. Ingersoll
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199390281
Release Date: 2015-07-01
Genre: Religion

For the last several decades, at the far fringes of American evangelical Christianity has stood an intellectual movement known as Christian Reconstruction. The proponents of this movement embrace a radical position: that all of life should be brought under the authority of biblical law as it is contained in both the Old and New Testaments. They challenge the legitimacy of democracy, argue that slavery is biblically justifiable, and support the death penalty for all manner of "crimes" described in the Bible including homosexuality, adultery, and Sabbath-breaking. But, as Julie Ingersoll shows in this fascinating new book, this "Biblical Worldview" shapes their views not only on political issues, but on everything from private property and economic policy to history and literature. Holding that the Bible provides a coherent, internally consistent, and all-encompassing worldview, they seek to remake the entirety of society--church, state, family, economy--along biblical lines. Tracing the movement from its mid-twentieth-century origins in the writings of theologian and philosopher R.J. Rushdoony to its present-day sites of influence, including the Christian Home School movement, advocacy for the teaching of creationism, and the development and rise of the Tea Party, Ingersoll illustrates how Reconstructionists have broadly and subtly shaped conservative American Protestantism over the course of the late-twentieth and early-twenty-first centuries. Drawing on interviews with Reconstructionists themselves as well as extensive research in Reconstructionist publications, Building God's Kingdom offers the most complete and balanced portrait to date of this enigmatic segment of the Christian Right.

The Veiled Kingdom

Author: Carmen Bin Ladin
Publisher: Virago Press
ISBN: 1844081036
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Saudi Arabia

On September 11th 2001, Carmen Bin Ladin heard the news on the radio that the Twin Towers had been struck. She instinctively knew that her brother-in-law's name would be linked to these horrifying acts of terrorism, and her heart went out to the victims in America. She also knew that her life and the lives of her family would never be the same again. In 1974 Carmen, half Swiss and half Persian, married Yeslam Bin Ladin and found herself inside the complex and vast clan of Bin Laden, part of a society that at that point she neither knew nor understood. Carmen Bin Ladin's story takes us inside one of the most powerful, secretive and repressive kingdoms in the world.

From the Kingdom of Memory

Author: Elie Wiesel
Publisher: Schocken
ISBN: 9780307806437
Release Date: 2011-09-14
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

"One of the great writers of our generation" (The New Republic) weaves together memories of his life before the Holocaust and his great struggle to find meaning afterwards. Included are Wiesel's landmark speeches, among them his powerful testimony at the trial of Klaus Barbie and his 1986 Nobel Peace Prize acceptance speech. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Street Kingdom

Author: Douglas Century
Publisher: Grand Central Pub
ISBN: 0446675636
Release Date: 2000
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Offers a portrait of life on the street as seen through the eyes of a streetwise rapper and leader of an eighty-member Brooklyn crack gang.

Jehovah s Witnesses Exposed

Author: Eugene Walker
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 1519485441
Release Date: 2015-11-23

Has someone recently knocked on your door and offered you a free home bible study? Have you been told that Jehovah's Witnesses are the only religion that has the truth? Are you currently thinking of becoming a Jehovah's Witness or know of someone who is? If you've answered yes to any of these questions...stop right now! Whether you're a Jehovah's Witness or thinking of becoming one, what you DON'T KNOW could possibly hurt you and your loved ones! In the book "Jehovah's Witnesses Exposed - What Really Goes on Inside the Kingdom Hall Walls" you'll discover the realities of becoming a Jehovah's Witness and what they DON'T TELL YOU before you join. Jehovah's Witnesses have been known to have the highest turnover of any other religion. And the dramatic decline in growth coincides with mental illness, suicides, child abuse, changes in doctrine, disfellowshipping, shunning, and lost of families within the group. Now it's time to get the facts, before it's too late! The following topics will be exposed: * Child Molestations, Rapes, & Pedophiles * False Prophesies, Doctrines, & New Light * Mental Illness, Depression, & Suicide * What Jehovah's Witnesses Don't Tell You Before You Join * The Reality of Disfellowshipping & Shunning * Standing Before The Judicial Committee * The Reality of Jehovah's Witness Family Life * Jehovah's Witnesses, Education and Crime * Surviving Spiritual Abuse * How to Identify a Cult and Protect Your Family * How to Break Free from a Fear Based Religion * 13 Real life stories & interviews with ex Jehovah's Witnesses who survived * The Story of Candice Conti. * and Much More... If you're thinking of becoming a Jehovah's Witness, this book is for you. If you're currently a Jehovah's Witness and need to break free, this book is for you. If you've been disfellowshipped and lost friends and family, this book is for you. If you're just curious about Jehovah's Witnesses, this book is for you. Sadly, some religions have millions of members around the world who once thought they were immune, and still don't know they're involved in a cult! "Jehovah's Witnesses Exposed - What Really Goes on Inside the Kingdom Hall Walls" Grab Your Copy Today! P.S. Some religions are wonderful on the outside, but on the inside are very manipulating. They use sophisticated mind control, recruitment techniques, and their belief system to trick you into joining. They're after your obedience, your time, and your money. Don't be left in the dark, Protect your friends and family and get the real truth now! Free Bonus Materials Included Upon Purchase.