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Perhaps on a sunny day I might have given it a 3-star rating. Unlike much of the Saudi-bashing literature available, John Bradley not only actually visited Saudi Arabia, he lived... Read morePublished on March 17, 2008 by John P. Jones III
This was the fourth book that I read about Saudi Arabia and although I thought the descriptives were very good in that Bradley goes into some depth that other authors may consider... Read morePublished on June 2, 2007 by Saudi American
When one reads the truth about what goes on in Saudi Arabia one has to ponder 'why should it exist?' Why, in the 21st century, should a place like this exist? Read morePublished on May 9, 2006 by Seth J. Frantzman
These are some of the reviews reprinted on the author's website, johnrbradley:
"Bradley occupied for two years a privileged position from which to observe the evolution... Read more
I must say that I didn't have any expectations when I ordered the book and I was shockingly surprised.
Thank you, Mr. Bradley, for writing this book. Read more
Most of what little we know of Saudi Arabia comes from little snippets we get on TV or in the popular press. Read morePublished on October 29, 2005 by John Matlock
For decades, the real face of Saudi Arabia has been shrouded in opaque. First, by the country's remoteness, then by its myriad of restrictions on personal freedoms to both its... Read morePublished on October 7, 2005 by S M Khalid MD, USA
John R. Bradley is an Oxford educated British journalist who attempts to maintain a fascade of jounalistic objectivity as he shares with you what he learned and observed in his... Read morePublished on September 25, 2005 by Suppresst