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The Arabs
The Arabs
By Maxime Rodinson
University of Chicago Press, 1981, 188 pp

Few know the Arabs as well as Bertram Thomas, who at one time or another has served the British Government in Mesopotamia, Trans Jordan and Oman (where he was the Sultan's Prime Minister). In addition, he is the only European to have crossed the Great South Arabian Desert. In this very readable book he has distilled his vast knowledge of the history, culture and present political situation of the Arab peoples.