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The Resource Saudi, Inc. : the Arabian kingdom's pursuit of profit and power, Ellen R. Wald

Saudi, Inc. : the Arabian kingdom's pursuit of profit and power, Ellen R. Wald

Label
Saudi, Inc. : the Arabian kingdom's pursuit of profit and power
Title
Saudi, Inc.
Title remainder
the Arabian kingdom's pursuit of profit and power
Statement of responsibility
Ellen R. Wald
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "A groundbreaking history that reveals the motivations and machinations behind Aramco and the rise of Saudi Arabia"--Jacket
  • "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. Now al Saud and its family business, Aramco, are embarking on their most ambitious move: taking the company public and preparing the country for the next generation." -- Publisher's description
Cataloging source
FSP
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Wald, Ellen R.
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
HD9576.S35
LC item number
A78 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Arabian American Oil Company
  • Saudi Aramco
  • Arabian American Oil Company
  • Saudi Aramco
  • Petroleum industry and trade
  • United States
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Diplomatic relations
  • Petroleum industry and trade
  • Saudi Arabia
  • United States
Label
Saudi, Inc. : the Arabian kingdom's pursuit of profit and power, Ellen R. Wald
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 269-292) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: The refugee becomes king -- "A devil of a time" -- The Americans in King ibn Saud's court -- Actual accrued benefit -- An Arabian dawn -- He met his duty -- Putting the house in order -- Wahhabism, women, westerners, and riyals -- "Masters of our own commodity" -- "Nationalization was not the thing at all" -- "Barrels of oil and gigawatts of power" -- Epilogue: For their sons
Control code
1029576813
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Pegasus Books edition
Extent
xvii, 302 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781681776606
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)1029576813
Label
Saudi, Inc. : the Arabian kingdom's pursuit of profit and power, Ellen R. Wald
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 269-292) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: The refugee becomes king -- "A devil of a time" -- The Americans in King ibn Saud's court -- Actual accrued benefit -- An Arabian dawn -- He met his duty -- Putting the house in order -- Wahhabism, women, westerners, and riyals -- "Masters of our own commodity" -- "Nationalization was not the thing at all" -- "Barrels of oil and gigawatts of power" -- Epilogue: For their sons
Control code
1029576813
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Pegasus Books edition
Extent
xvii, 302 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781681776606
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)1029576813

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