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Ibn Saud: Founder of a Kingdom
Ibn Saud: Founder of a Kingdom
By Leslie Mcloughlin
St. Martin's Press, 1993, 240 pp

The founder of the Saudi kingdom, known in the West as Ibn Saud, is often treated as larger than life. This biography follows the tradition of highlighting the remarkable personal qualities of King Abd al-Aziz, but does so from a standpoint of well-researched historical narrative. The author draws on a wide variety of sources, including those in Arabic, to produce a readable introductory account.