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The House of Saud

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    [1]Mar 8, 2006
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    It was a fascinating installment and I am thinking of purchasing a copy, that's how interesting I think this installment is!

    I also think this should be mandatory viewing in history classes. It covers around sixty years of foreign policy between the U.S. and Saudi Arabia, as well as the Saudis and Aramco, an oil company that was based in that country.

    That the royal family is like any family, royal and not!, so that was a bit of a surprise. I was hoping for more of a personal history of the royal family, but what I got with the king and his successors was a rich starter course!

    The newsreel footage helps add not only authenticity, imo, but a degree of immediacy. That within the lives of my grandparents, this country has grown from a bunch of tribes in the sand to a major ecomomic power in the global scheme of things. Wow!

    What was your favorite section of the installment?
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