Maker of Modern Arabia

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Maker of Modern Arabia

By Ameen Rihani
Houghton Mifflin,
370 pp. $6.00

This book, written by a Syrian naturalized in the United States, is an important contribution to our knowledge of inner Arabia. The author travelled widely in Nejd, frequently passing through regions never before visited by Europeans. He was entertained by Ibn Saud, and gives us a sympathetic picture of this strong man of the desert. What he has to say about the Wahabis themselves is both novel and important.

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