Author: Salim Wakim
Publisher: Dar Al-Saqi
What makes this biography unique, especially since it was written on the basis of information directly from King Saud himself, was that the author was his guest and writer for six months in Greece, where he stayed with him to record his memories and comments, as well as his feelings and hopes and vision of the Kingdom.
The author believes that King Saud left Saudis with great achievements and launched the Kingdom into the international arena. He founded the renaissance of education and launched high schools and two universities and educated technical agricultural, industrial and the commercial sector. He also established government hospitals, clinics and health centers. And issued a decree establishing the Red Crescent in Saudi Arabia. After agriculture was almost neglected in the Kingdom, it became one of the most important economic reforms in the country.
For those interested in the beginning of the history of Saudi Arabia, as well as those who have particular interest in the legacy of King Saud bin Abdul Aziz, it is difficult to find any document better than this biography.
Salim Wakim holds a PhD in History, Political Science and International Economics. He is an international consultant and author on Middle Eastern and international issues. He is the winner of the 'Global Prize for Achievements' from the American Biographical Institute, and is nominated for the Nobel Prize for Literature (1997) and for Peace (2003).