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The Resource Blood and oil : Mohammed Bin Salman's ruthless quest for global power, Bradley Hope and Justin Scheck

Blood and oil : Mohammed Bin Salman's ruthless quest for global power, Bradley Hope and Justin Scheck

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Blood and oil : Mohammed Bin Salman's ruthless quest for global power
Title
Blood and oil
Title remainder
Mohammed Bin Salman's ruthless quest for global power
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Bradley Hope and Justin Scheck
Title variation
Mohammed Bin Salman's ruthless quest for global power
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Language
eng
Summary
Thirty-five-year-old Mohammed bin Salman's sudden rise stunned the world. Political and business leaders such as former Prime Minister Tony Blair and WME Chairman Ari Emmanuel flew out to meet with the Crown Prince and came away convinced that his desire to reform the kingdom was sincere. He spoke passionately about bringing women into the workforce and toning down Saudi Arabia's restrictive Islamic law. He lifted the ban on women driving and explored investments in Silicon Valley. But 'MBS' began to betray an erratic interior beneath the polish laid on by scores of consultants and public relations experts like McKinsey & Company. The allegations of excess and about the brutality of his regime began to slip out. Then there was the assassination of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. While stamping out dissent in the Saudi royal family by holding three hundred members in the Ritz-Carlton Hotel for months, he continued to exhibit his extreme wealth, including the purchase of a $70 million chateau in Europe and one of the world's most expensive yachts. It seemed that he did not understand nor care about how the outside world would react to his flexing of autocratic muscle. Blood and Oil is a gripping work of investigative journalism about the precipitous ascent of one of the world's most decisive and dangerous new leaders, and the simultaneous fraying Western-Saudi relations. Caught in his net are well-known U.S. bankers, Hollywood figures, and politicians, all eager to help a charming Crown Prince with extraordinary powers, hunger for lucre, a tight relationship with President Trump's son in law Jared Kushner, and an apparent willingness to break anything -and anyone - that gets in the way of his vision. If his bid fails, Saudi Arabia has the potential to become an unstable failed state and magnet for Islamic extremists. And if his bid to transform his country succeeds, even in part, it will have consequences around the world
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YDX
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Hope, Bradley
Dewey number
953.805
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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Scheck, Justin
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  • Āl Saʻūd, Muḥammad bin Salmān bin ʻAbd al-ʻAzīz
  • Āl Saʻūd, Muḥammad bin Salmān bin ʻAbd al-ʻAzīz
  • Āl Saʻūd, House of
  • State crimes
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Saudi Arabia
Target audience
adult
Label
Blood and oil : Mohammed Bin Salman's ruthless quest for global power, Bradley Hope and Justin Scheck
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Includes index
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volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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  • text
  • still image
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  • txt
  • sti
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  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000067229020
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvii, 346 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781529347883
Isbn Type
(paperback)
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (colour), portraits (colour)
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)1154944058
Label
Blood and oil : Mohammed Bin Salman's ruthless quest for global power, Bradley Hope and Justin Scheck
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000067229020
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvii, 346 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781529347883
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (colour), portraits (colour)
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)1154944058

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