Okay, so maybe not my immediate next reading assignment, but I think I might need to read this book.
Having arrived at work at about six thirty Friday morning (my attempts to defend my sleeping territory not being exactly successful), I decided at about eight thirty or so that breakfast was in order. On the very short drive to Panera for a bacon, egg and cheese breakfast sandwich (protein, grease and salt - yum!), I heard the author of Arabian Knight being interviewed on npr and was captivated by the story of the meeting between FDR and the Saudi king.
It took me a while to track down the book because I was not spelling Lippman or Knight appropriately, but I got there eventually.