almediah.fr
» » Desert Warrior. A Personal View of the Gulf War by the Joint Forces Commander

Download Desert Warrior. A Personal View of the Gulf War by the Joint Forces Commander eBook

by Patrick Seale,Khaled Bin Sultan

Download Desert Warrior. A Personal View of the Gulf War by the Joint Forces Commander eBook
ISBN:
000255612X
Author:
Patrick Seale,Khaled Bin Sultan
Category:
Middle East
Language:
English
Publisher:
HarperCollins; First Edition edition (1995)
Pages:
364 pages
EPUB book:
1210 kb
FB2 book:
1677 kb
DJVU:
1106 kb
Other formats
doc txt azw lrf
Rating:
4.3
Votes:
665


by Khaled Bin Sultan (Author), Patrick Seale (Author). Desert Warrior is one of the most remarkable documents to come out of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

by Khaled Bin Sultan (Author), Patrick Seale (Author). The first book ever written by a member of the Saudi royal family, it is the candid, uncensored autobiography of HRH General Khaled bin Sultan, nephew of King Fahd and a leading prince of the House of Saud.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read

Prince of Saudi Arabia Khaled Bin Sultan tells the remarakble story of his. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Start by marking Desert Warrior: A Personal View of the Gulf War by the Joint Forces Commander as Want to Read: Want to Read savin. ant to Read.

Prince of Saudi Arabia Khaled Bin Sultan tells the remarakble story of his life, from . I was very surprised and pleased when I first read this book. Desert Storm from the Saudi point of view. Published by Thriftbooks

Prince of Saudi Arabia Khaled Bin Sultan tells the remarakble story of his life, from his years growing up in desert kingdom that went from poverty to unimaginable. It is not simply "the Saudi view of Desert Storm" but also an interesting biography of one man in Saudi society and how that society functions. Published by Thriftbooks.

By HRH General Khaled Bin Sultan, written with Patrick Seale. Clearly the author of this book, His Royal Highness General Khaled Bin Sultan Bin Abdel Aziz Al Saud, thrives in the atmosphere of competition, tightly structured training, high technonlogy, advanced strategic planning and geopolitical thinking engendered by America's and Britain's most advanced military training institutions. Prince Khaled is a grandson of King Abdel Aziz Ibn Saud, founder of the modern Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Prince Khaled's uncle is King Fahd Bin Abdel Aziz Al Saud, who also is prime minister of Saudi Arabia.

By: Khalid bin Sultan, Prince, 1949-. Contributor(s): Seale, Patrick ill. (some co., maps ; 24 c. SBN: 000255612X. Contributor(s): Seale, Patrick. Material type: BookPublisher: New York, . HarperCollins, 1995 c1995Description: xx, 492 . p. of plates : ill. Subject(s): Khalid bin Sultan, Prince, 1949- Persian Gulf War, 1991 - Personal narratives, Saudi Arabian Soldiers - Saudi Arabia - Biography DDC classification: 95. 04428.

General bin Sultan was the commander of the joint Arab forces, a. .

General bin Sultan was the commander of the joint Arab forces, a "parallel commander" with General Schwarzkopf, in charge of overall operations during the first Gulf War, Operation Desert Storm. Knickerbocker Books has moved! In September 2011 our book business relocated from Yonkers, New York to beautiful Columbia County - 100 miles up the Hudson River Valley.

Associated people and organisations. Khaled Abd al-Aziz, Prince Khaled bin Sultan.

KHALED, ABD AL-AZIZ, PRINCE KHALED BIN SULTAN (Author) SEALE, PATRICK (Author) Harper Collins (Publisher). Associated people and organisations.

DESERT WARRIOR: A Personal View of the Gulf War by the Joint Forces Commander. ByGeneral Khaled bin Sultan with Patrick Seale. THE Saudi general Prince Khaled bin Sultan, with the able help of the British author and Mideast expert Patrick Seale, must have had two main purposes in writing this book. The first was to make it clear that General H. Norman Schwarzkopf, the . allied commander whom the author constantly refers to as a friend, could not have expelledSaddam Hussein's forces.

Desert Warrior, 1995 memoir of Saudi prince Khaled bin Sultan and Patrick Seale. Desert Warrior, horse that won the 1991 McDowell's Indian Derby. Desert Warrior, a Kuwaiti version of the Warrior tracked armoured vehicle

Desert Warrior, 1995 memoir of Saudi prince Khaled bin Sultan and Patrick Seale. Desert Warrior, a Kuwaiti version of the Warrior tracked armoured vehicle. This disambiguation page lists articles associated with the title Desert Warrior.

by Khaled Bin Sultan. Description: Packed full of startling info

by Khaled Bin Sultan. Description: Packed full of startling info. rmation & fascinating anecdotes, this book is the candid, uncensored autobiography of a leading Saudi Prince who rose to command Saudi Arabia's (SA) Air Defense Forces, & then won international renown in the war against Saddam Hussein. This is not just another war book; it is a journey behind the scenes of one of the most discreet ruling establishments in the world. As the spiritual heart of Islam & owner of the world's greatest oil reserves, SA is today a major power.

Prince of Saudi Arabia Khaled Bin Sultan tells the remarkable story of his life, from his years growing up in desert kingdom that went from poverty to unimaginable wealth to his schooling in England and the United States to his role as a leader in the recent Gulf War. From Publishers Weekly: Nephew of Saudi Arabia's King Fahd, HRH General Khaled served in parallel command with General Norman Schwarzkopf in the Gulf War. "We were the two luckiest generals ever to fight a war," he writes. "Few commanders in history can ever have been as certain of victory as we were." Their relationship was stormy, however, and one shouting match included this exchange: "Should I treat you as a general or a prince?" "Both!" Khaled describes how, as a point of national policy and personal pride, he avoided even the appearance of subordination to the Americans, making certain, for example, that he always had the same number of bodyguards as Schwarzkopf. Khaled has much to say about the nature of the coalition against Saddam Hussein and the peculiarities of various contingents (e.g., the superior attitude of the French troops) and argues that Saudi Arabian participation was the linchpin of the counterattack against the Iraqi army. He complains that the peace agreement was weak, lacking a formal document of surrender "which... might have helped remove Saddam." Khaled's winning personality, intelligence and ready sense of humor combine to make this Saudi insider's view of the 1990-91 war as entertaining as it is informative. Seale is a British journalist. Photos not seen by PW. Copyright 1995 Reed Business Information, Inc.
  • Erennge
This book is written from the Saudi Arabia side of the First Gulf War. It is very insightful and full of details on how decisions were made. It has some interesting deviation from the American point of view. I'm currently living in Saudi Arabia and can offer the opinion that this book is more accurate than not. Nothing much happens in the Kingdom unless the authorities want it to happen.
  • Rindyt
I totally enjoyed this book. Prince Khaled is to be admired for his insistence that the Gulf War had two leaders, not just one. It was an Arab victory over a bitter enemy.... It was interesting how Prince Sultan worked to protect the Saudi ways of life. I would like to meet this man. He didn't let the United States run over him, yet he completely valued our assistance....
  • Ka
I was very surprised and pleased when I first read this book. It is not simply "the Saudi view of Desert Storm" but also an interesting biography of one man in Saudi society and how that society functions. Parts of it were a revelation to me. Many things that I had read or saw myself while in Saudi Arabia made sense when put in the context provided by the General. Parts of the book also made sense of some of the events of Desert Storm. A pretty good book in its own right.
  • Abuseyourdna
What makes this book interesting is Prince Khalid. He speaks of how important it was for him to be descended from Ibn Saud, and how critical it has been for his country to place his family members in governing positions - completely unaware of the unflattering image he is revealing of his inflated ego.
This book is an unusually good illustration of how someone who lives a pampered life can grow from a spoiled brat of a child into an impossible adult who cares more about his image and himself than the well-being of his charges or assigning credit where it is due. If wearing a uniform and driving around the desert in an air-conditioned Mercedes while your troops sweat it out in trenches...If avoiding the front lines or any dangerous area because you are "too important to be risked", if earning the title of General due to your family connections..if these things make you a warrior, then Prince Khalid fits the bill.
But after reading this book, I think that his definition of warrior, i.e. this book/his life..illustrates that he has little understanding of what that word really means.