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Aburish, Saïd K. 1935-2012

Overview
Works: 29 works in 159 publications in 5 languages and 5,262 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Genealogy  Church history  Anecdotes  Fiction  Personal narratives 
Classifications: DS244, B
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Most widely held works by Saïd K Aburish
Arafat : from defender to dictator by Saïd K Aburish ( Book )
20 editions published between 1998 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 916 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Offers a look at the Palestinian leader, describing how Arafat and the PLO represent the Palestinian elite and the conservative Arab regimes rather than act as a revolutionary movement
The rise, corruption, and coming fall of the House of Saud by Saïd K Aburish ( Book )
22 editions published between 1994 and 2005 in English and Arabic and held by 899 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In 1982, Saudi Arabia had a budget surplus of $140 billion. By 1997, it is expected to have a deficit of over $100 billion. How did one of the richest nations in the world suddenly become so poor? What will happen if the Saudi government collapses? What are the prospects of an anti-Western Islamic revolution? What does this mean to the countries - especially the United States - that are dependent on the continuous flow of inexpensive Saudi oil? Said Aburish, a renowned author and journalist, provides disturbing answers to these and many other questions. He shows how the Saudi government, unable to pay off its opponents, will become crippled, grow radically unpopular and fall into turmoil. The outcome will be a huge increase in the price of oil, a Muslim-West confrontation and the possibility of a full-scale war. Examining the diverse pressures threatening to destroy the Saudi dynasty, Aburish brings into sharp focus one of the most explosive and yet most neglected problems of our time
Saddam Hussein : the politics of revenge by Saïd K Aburish ( Book )
14 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 733 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Said K. Aburish presents an authoritative and timely book that explains the man the Western world fears the most. Drawing on the author's knowledge of and contacts with the Arab world, especially in Iraq, Said Aburish gives us an accurate, compelling biography and psychological profile of the man the western world fears most. The author worked with Saddam Hussein in the 1970s and is therefore able to add dimension and personal experience to our understanding of this remarkable dictator. The book includes an account of Saddam's series of personal quests: for recognition after being orphaned and brought up by a destitute uncle for control of his country for leadership in the Arab world for mastery in the technology of destruction. This is the frightening story of how the man who, with the encouragement of Western governments, made his country the most advanced in the Arab world in the 1970s, and through personal ambition led it to disaster at the end of the 1980s, and now fights for its survival. Aburish's personal experience and exclusive inside sources make this an important, unique and necessary look at one of the most terrifying leaders in the world today.--Publisher description
Nasser : the last Arab by Saïd K Aburish ( Book )
17 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and held by 653 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Since the death of Egyptian president Gamal Abdel Nasser in 1970, there has been no ideology to capture the imagination of the Arab world except Islamic fundamentalism. What we see today in the Middle East is a direct result of Western opposition to Nasser's Arab nationalist ideals and his belief in the supremacy of the secular state." "Nasser is a towering figure in Arab politics. When he refused to follow a strictly America line, the CIA tried to undermine him. He responded by throwing in his lot in with the Soviet Union, even though he was fervently anti-Communist. Nasser wanted to achieve a military par with Israel, to create a balance of power that would lead to peace and not to the '56 or '67 wars." "A dictator with a human bent, Nasser was extremely popular, and his pan-Arab ideology appealed to many and produced a brief chance for Arab unity and a cluster of relatively democratic, incorruptible governments." "Nowadays the Arab world is Islamic, anti-Western, and teetering on the edge of disaster. This searching account of Nasser's life asks whether the interests of the West and the Arab world are reconcilable. Although Nasser's ambitions came to an end because the West opposed him, what replaced him is infinitely more dangerous."--BOOK JACKET
Cry Palestine : inside the West Bank by Saïd K Aburish ( Book )
8 editions published between 1991 and 1993 in English and held by 540 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A brutal friendship : the West and the Arab elite by Saïd K Aburish ( Book )
10 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 522 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In A Brutal Friendship, Said K. Aburish traces the true origins of the region's present turmoil to the manner in which corrupt Arab rulers have subordinated the welfare of their subjects to their cultivation of cozy relationships with the West. Using direct evidence from his unrivaled range of Arab sources, he describes how the West - mostly the CIA - sponsored Islamic fundamentalism in the 1950s and '60s in an effort to contain Nasser and thwart Soviet designs on the region, how American and British leaders have turned a blind eye to repressive governments when they suit their interests (and toppled them when they do not), and how it is these very machinations that set Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein on his bloody road to power
Children of Bethany : the story of a Palestinian family by Saïd K Aburish ( Book )
18 editions published between 1888 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 468 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Pay-off : wheeling and dealing in the Arab world by Saïd K Aburish ( Book )
9 editions published between 1984 and 1987 in English and French and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The St George Hotel bar by Saïd K Aburish ( Book )
3 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Le vrai Saddam Hussein by Saïd K Aburish ( Book )
3 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in French and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Der märchenhafte Aufstieg und Verfall des Hauses Saud : ist Saudi-Arabien als Partner des Westens noch tragbar? by Saïd K Aburish ( Book )
2 editions published in 1994 in German and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Schrei, Palästina! : alltag auf der West Bank by Saïd K Aburish ( Book )
2 editions published in 1992 in German and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Beirut spy : the St. George Hotel bar by Saïd K Aburish ( Book )
1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
One day I will tell you : a novel by Saïd K Aburish ( Book )
1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Saddam Hussein : la política de la venganza by Saïd K Aburish ( Book )
3 editions published in 2001 in Spanish and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Jamāl ʻAbd al-Nāṣir ākhir al-ʻArab by Saïd K Aburish ( Book )
3 editions published in 2005 in Arabic and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Bār al-Sān Jūrj : wakr al jawāsīs fī Bayrūt by Saïd K Aburish ( Book )
2 editions published in 1989 in Arabic and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Die Kinder von Bethanien : Geschichte einer palästinensischen Familie by Saïd K Aburish ( Book )
2 editions published in 1992 in German and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Les Enfants de Béthanie by Saïd K Aburish ( Book )
3 editions published in 1990 in French and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ölscheichs und Tyrannen der märchenhafte Aufstieg und Verfall des saudiarabischen Königshauses by Saïd K Aburish ( Book )
1 edition published in 1995 in German and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Abū al-Rīš, Saʿīd K., 1935-
Abu-al Rish, Sai'd, 1935-
Abū al-Rīsh, Saʻīd, 1935-2012
Abū-r-Rīš, Saʿīd 1935-
Aburish, Sai͏̈d, 1935-
Aburish, Sai͏̈d K., 1935-
Saʿīd Abū al-Rīš 1935-....
אבו ריש, סעיד ח׳
أبو الريش سعيد 1935-....
سعيد ابو الريش، 1935-
アブリッシュ, サイード・K
Languages
English (115)
French (16)
German (7)
Arabic (6)
Spanish (4)
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