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Mackey, Sandra 1937-

Overview
Works: 23 works in 138 publications in 5 languages and 8,649 library holdings
Genres: History  Church history  Textbooks  Television news programs  Nonfiction television programs  Interviews 
Roles: Author
Classifications: DS87, 956.7044
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Most widely held works by Sandra Mackey
The reckoning : Iraq and the legacy of Saddam Hussein by Sandra Mackey( Book )

17 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 1,821 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The reckoning is an account of the forces--historical, religious, ethnic, and political--that produced Saddam Hussein's dictatorship. Iraq was forged after World War I from the Mesopotamian region of the collapsed Ottoman Empire, and its people have never had a national identity or a sense of a common purpose. Hussein, ruling by terror, pitted the various ethnic groups, religious interests, and tribes against one another, and in so doing achieved the destruction of Iraq's middle class and civilized society. After he goes, the country could be the site of conflict even more vicious than the Balkan wars
The Saudis : inside the desert kingdom by Sandra Mackey( Book )

32 editions published between 1987 and 2002 in English and held by 1,815 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Saudis offers a panorama of Saudi life, chronicling Mackey's extraordinary travels and experiences, and depicting Saudi Arabia's strange metamorphosis from a backward desert kingdom into a world power. In this skillful and thorough examination, Mackey reveals the schizophrenic nature of a country in transformation: grappling with modernity, coming to terms with its own wealth, and battling to maintain a position of influence in a new world. With a new introduction and afterword, The Saudis provides essential background to the Saudi crisis as the country finds itself the mother state of international terrorism."--Jacket
The Iranians : Persia, Islam, and the soul of a nation by Sandra Mackey( Book )

17 editions published between 1996 and 1998 in English and held by 1,420 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In The Iranians, eminent Middle East expert Sandra Mackey brings us invaluable understanding of a complex, contradictory, and sometimes volatile people. Beginning with the ancient Persian empires that ruled from India to Greece and later humbled mighty Rome, and tracking the waves of invasions that culminated in the triumph of the Arabs under the banner of Islam, she delineates the opposing poles of identity and power that have vied for the Iranian state and the Iranian soul. On the one hand, there is the Persian concept of kingship, in which the nation is guided toward its destiny by a single strong ruler. On the other, there is the Islamic concept of a community of believers in which the faith of Muhammad reigns supreme over every facet of life. This dramatic conflict has played itself out over centuries, intensifying in the twentieth century when Iranians also confronted the issue of modernization in the mode of the West. In the last decades, the Iranians' intertwined destinies of Persia and Islam resulted in the violent shift of leadership and policy from the imperious "King of Kings," Muhammad Reza Shah, to the zealous Ayatollah Khomeini. Without a current icon of culture and authority, the Iranians now struggle with their present and search for their future in the decaying Iranian Revolution. The author's personal knowledge of Iran gives her book a superbly human dimension. Sandra Mackey has more unrestricted movement within the Iranian Islamic Republic than any other American journalist. Her eyewitness account gives the reader a uniquely authentic present-day picture of Iran and the Iranians from the cities to the countryside and from humble mosques to the chaotic political arena governed by the clerics of Shia Islam, as pressures build for a new definition of revolutionary Iran that may well shake the region and the world
Lebanon : death of a nation by Sandra Mackey( Book )

10 editions published between 1989 and 1991 in English and held by 1,119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Placing the Lebanese conflicts in the broader context of the struggles between Western and Arab identities, the author examines the influence of foreign countries in Lebanon and the rise of fundamentalist Islamic groups
Passion and politics : the turbulent world of the Arabs by Sandra Mackey( Book )

11 editions published between 1992 and 1994 in English and held by 946 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Despite all of the expert commentary that the Gulf War produced, the Arab world remains an enigma for most of us. But now, in this knowledgeable, fascinating portrait, a highly regarded authority explores the history and culture, the issues and personalities, behind one of the world's most misunderstood regions. Sandra Mackey draws on her own years of living and traveling in the Middle East to create a vivid account of this troubled area and the conflicting influences that shape it. This many-faceted and enlightening exploration moves from country to country - Egypt, Jordan, Syria, Iraq, and the land that the Palestinians call theirs - and profiles the leaders - Nasser and Sadat, King Hussein, Hafiz Assad, Saddam Hussein, and Yassir Arafat. Mackey examines and explains Arab history from its Bedouin beginnings through the rise of Islam and the great age of expansion ... then through the centuries of decline and subjugation, first to Turkey and then to the West. The rise of Arab nationalism is dramatically chronicled against the background of such landmark events as the war for Palestine, the three major armed conflicts with Israel, the oil embargo, the spread of terrorism, the Iraq-Iran war, the Intifadah, and the Gulf War. All this is set within a brilliantly explicated context of Arab culture, psychology, and religion that goes far to illumine the bonds that hold the Arab world together and the rivalries that split it apart. Whether dealing with the course of the struggle for Palestine, the complex chain of events leading up to the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait, the twists and turns of U.S. relations with the Arab nations, or any of the other thorny issues that come with the territory, Passion and Politics is remarkable for its evenhanded objectivity. It combines the immediacy of a travelogue, the information of impeccable scholarship, and the human insight of Sandra Mackey's first-hand experience to provide vital understanding of an area that plays an increasingly key role in global affairs. For anyone seeking to make coherent sense of the often chaotic turbulence of Arab affairs and actions, this extraordinary book achieves that daunting purpose with rare style and clarity
Mirror of the Arab world : Lebanon in conflict by Sandra Mackey( Book )

14 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 786 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Like many Arab countries, Lebanon's population possesses no common identity strong enough to resolve internal struggles pitting tribe against tribe, religion against religion, sect against sect, or region against region. Nor have Lebanon's hollow central governments been able to prevent foreign powers from fighting proxy wars within its borders. Adding to the instability of the state is virulent discord resulting from the clash of modernity with centuries of tradition, the gaping divide between rich and poor that drives the disenfranchised to seek social justice through political Islam, and the essential need to turn a fragile conglomerate of shifting alliances within the boundaries of a state into an economically and politically viable nation. It is this tumult in Lebanon that illuminates not only the challenges that Arabs pose to themselves but also the fear and hostility that arise in response to perceived threats from the West.--From publisher description
The Iranians : Persia, Islam, and the soul of a nation, with a new afterword by the author by Sandra Mackey( Book )

5 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 304 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides a portrait of the troubled nation of Iran and the complex religious, historical, political, and cultural forces--especially the dichotomy between Islam and the culture of ancient Persia--that continue to shape it
Lebanon : a house divided by Sandra Mackey( )

9 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With a new introduction by the author, a seminal study of Lebanon's past, present, and future. With the West's economic and security interests increasingly at stake in the Middle East, it is impossible to ignore Lebanon-a nation in all ways divided and tormented by the interplay between the West and the Arab world. Sandra Mackey delineates the multifarious culture that is Lebanon; carefully stripping away the complex stigmas of Lebanese politics, she brings each component into focus, priming readers on the conflicts between Sunni and Shia, Maronites and Druze, Christian and Muslim, Israel and the Palestinian Liberation Organization, Lebanon and Palestine, and Syria and Lebanon.--Publisher's description
The Saudis : inside the desert kingdom by Sandra Mackey( )

4 editions published between 1991 and 2007 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A rare first-hand glimpse into the hidden realm of Saudi social and public life
Los saudíes : crónicas de una periodista desde el reino oculto del desierto: la realidad social y política de Arabia Saudí by Sandra Mackey( Book )

3 editions published in 2004 in Spanish and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

al-Milaffāt al-sirrīyah lil-ḥukkām al-ʻArab by Sandra Mackey( Book )

2 editions published in 1998 in Arabic and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kings and rulers; Arab countries; history; 1950-
Der arabische Traum [Geschichte, Politik, Wirtschaft, Kultur und Religion der Araber] by Sandra Mackey( Book )

2 editions published between 1992 and 1995 in German and Undetermined and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Better than gold and silver by Sandra Mackey( Book )

1 edition published in 1975 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Irānīhā : Īrān, Islām va rūh-i yak millat by Sandra Mackey( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in Persian and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mirror of the Arab world : Lebanon in conflict by Sandra Mackey( Recording )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Like many Arab countries, Lebanon's population possesses no common identity strong enough to resolve internal struggles pitting tribe against tribe, religion against religion, sect against sect, or region against region. Nor have Lebanon's hollow central governments been able to prevent foreign powers from fighting proxy wars within its borders. Adding to the instability of the state is virulent discord resulting from the clash of modernity with centuries of tradition, the gaping divide between rich and poor that drives the disenfranchised to seek social justice through political Islam, and the essential need to turn a fragile conglomerate of shifting alliances within the boundaries of a state into an economically and politically viable nation. It is this tumult in Lebanon that illuminates not only the challenges that Arabs pose to themselves but also the fear and hostility that arise in response to perceived threats from the West. No less importantly, a healthy examination of Lebanon's relationship with Iran proves instructive with respect to both Arabic and Western vantage points. Awareness and understanding of the Arab world's unique circumstances and pressures are the first steps towards resolution, cooperation, and solidity on all sides.-Dust jacket
Sandra Mackey, author, "The reckoning: Iraq and the legacy of Saddam Hussein."( Visual )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Susan Mackey talks about her book "The reckoning," an account of the historical, religious, ethnic, and political forces that produced Saddam Hussein's dictatorship
Persian Gulf Tinderbox( Recording )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

US Navy prepares for hostile attacks promised by angry Iranian Shiites in the Persian Gulf, with the voices of Said Khorassani, Harold Bernsen, Robert Kummrow, Prince Band bin Sultan, George Shultz, Paul Simon, Sandra Mackey, William Mathis, Charles Redman, Robert Dole, David Armor, Michael Hudson, Noel Koch, Patricia Schroeder, Ray Cline, and reporters Don Miller, Ben McNitt, Bob Franken, Carl Rochelle, and Candy Crowley
al-Milaffāt as-sirrīya li-l-ḥukkām al-ʻarab by Sandra Mackey( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in Arabic and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

True blue by Robert F Leonard( )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

A phenomenological study of wellness at menopause by Sandra Mackey( )

2 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in German and English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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The reckoning : Iraq and the legacy of Saddam Hussein
Alternative Names
Coe, Justin

Coe, Justin 1937-

Collins, Michael

Collins, Michael 1937-

Collins, Michael, 1937-...., journaliste

Mackey, Sandra

Makkī, Sāndrā

Makkī, Sāndrā 1937-

Sandra Mackey Amerikaans schrijfster (-2015)

ساندرا ماكي

ساندرا مكي، 1937-

مكي، ساندرا

Languages
English (125)

Arabic (3)

Spanish (3)

German (2)

Persian (1)

Covers
The Saudis : inside the desert kingdomThe Iranians : Persia, Islam, and the soul of a nationLebanon : death of a nationMirror of the Arab world : Lebanon in conflictThe Iranians : Persia, Islam, and the soul of a nation, with a new afterword by the authorLebanon : a house dividedThe Saudis : inside the desert kingdomLos saudíes : crónicas de una periodista desde el reino oculto del desierto: la realidad social y política de Arabia SaudíA phenomenological study of wellness at menopause