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Lippman's 'Mirage' Tracks History of U.S.-Saudi Ties

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Lippman's 'Mirage' Tracks History of U.S.-Saudi Ties

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Lippman's 'Mirage' Tracks History of U.S.-Saudi Ties

Lippman's 'Mirage' Tracks History of U.S.-Saudi Ties

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Web Extra: Lippman Describes the World War II Meeting Between King Abdul Aziz Ibn Saud and FDR.

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Journalist Thomas W. Lippman's new book is called Inside the Mirage: America's Fragile Relationship with Saudi Arabia. It tells the odd story of how the United States and the House of Saud struck a delicate balance centered on the exploitation of oil resources. The author speaks with NPR's Steve Inskeep.