Blood and Oil

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‘Blood and Oil’ is a work of investigative journalism about the precipitous ascent of one of the world’s most decisive and dangerous new leaders, and the simultaneous fraying Western-Saudi relations. Caught in his net are well-known U.S. bankers, Hollywood figures, and politicians, all eager to help a charming Crown Prince with extraordinary powers, hunger for lucre, a tight relationship with President Trump’s son in law Jared Kushner, and an apparent willingness to break anything -and anyone – that gets in the way of his vision. If his bid fails, Saudi Arabia has the potential to become an unstable failed state and magnet for Islamic extremists. And if his bid to transform his country succeeds, even in part, it will have consequences around the world.

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‘If you’ve ever wondered what would happen if limitless money met limitless power, wonder no longer, it’s all here … Terrifying, disturbing and ghastly’ Oliver Bullough, author of Moneyland

‘Explosive’ The Times

[A] Crisp page-turner of a book teeming with telling detail … Splendid‘ Financial Times

‘The fascinating and highly entertaining tale … Fly-on-the-wall reporting and palace intrigue worthy of Machiavelli’ John Carreyrou, author of Bad Blood

Longlisted for the 2020 Financial Times / McKinsey Business Book of the Year

Blood and Oil the explosive untold story of how Mohammed bin Salman and his entourage grabbed power in the Middle East and acquired a network of Western allies – including well-known US bankers, Hollywood figures, and politicians – all eager to help the charming and crafty crown prince.

Through astonishing interviews with powerful insiders, Blood and Oil tells how MBS’s cabal played the Saudi economy and capitalised on the omnipotence of feudal power while effectively stamping out dissent, before allegations of his extreme brutality and excess began to slip out. A story of breathtaking dealings that range from Riyadh to London, Paris to America, this is a thrilling and brutal investigation into extreme wealth, one of the world’s most decisive and dangerous new leaders, and the bid for Saudi transformation that is reverberating around the world.

‘This is as close to the truth, to the real story of the corruption, vulgarities, horrors, and lies of the Kingdom and its current despot as we are likely to get. It also can be read as a Shakespearean story of utter greed’ Seymour Hersh, author of Chain of Command

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Weight 260 g
Dimensions 19.6 × 12.8 × 3 cm
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Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

368

Language

English

Edition
Dewey

953.8053092 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K

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