Ibn Saud: The Desert Warrior Who Created the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
September 15, 2015
5.8 X 1.3 X 8.7 inches | 1.95 pounds
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About the Author
Barbara Bray has twice won the Scott Moncrief Prize for her translations, as well as the French-American Foundation Prize. She has collaborated with Harold Pinter and Joseph Losey on a film adaptation of Proust's A la recherche du temps perdu. She passed away in 2010. Michael Darlow is a writer and award-winning TV producer and director. In the 1970s he made a documentary film for the Sultan of Oman and wrote a book with Richard Fawkes, The Last Corner of Arabia. His award-winning TV programs include The World at War--Genocide, Auschwitz: The Final Solution, Crime and Punishment, Little Eyolf, and The Winslow Boy. He is a fellow of the Royal Television Society and was awarded its Silver Medal in 2000. He lives in England.
"All in all a successful narrative, though overlong on military exploits and personal vignettes and short on analysis of the massive changes in Arabian society."-- Publishers Weekly "Darlow and Bray convey the essence of the man as well as the stark, unforgiving landscape that he mastered while forging a nation." --Booklist "An entertainingly exhaustive, though imperfect, biography of an inscrutable monarch." --Kirkus Reviews