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By Alexei Vassiliev

In 1964 Faisal bin Abdul Aziz grew to become king of a rustic retaining 1 / 4 of the world's oil reserves, additionally domestic to Mecca and Medina. He used to be known as 'the strongest Arab ruler in centuries'. 11 years later, in entrance of tv cameras, his nephew shot him at point-blank diversity. during this authoritative biography, Alexei Vassiliev tells the tale of a pious, wary and resolute chief who instructed Saudi Arabia via a minefield of family difficulties, inter-Arab kinfolk and the decline of Soviet impression within the center East. King Faisal maintained ties with either Egypt and the us via Arab-Israeli wars and the 1973 Arab oil embargo, which revolutionized the area power industry. all through, he staked excessive hopes on cooperation with the USA, a dating that remains important to either international locations' interests.

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