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FEATURE Gulf War commander signs publishing agreement with HarperCollins.

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE FEATURES)--Jan. 24, 1995--His Royal Highness General Khaled bin Sultan of Saudi Arabia, Commander of Joint Forces and the Theater of Operations during the Gulf War, today signed a contract with HarperCollins Publishers for English language rights for his forthcoming book, Desert Warrior.

General Khaled was Co-Commander, with U.S. General Norman Schwarzkopf, of the allied coalition that liberalized Kuwait. He was at the very center of the action during the crisis.

All proceeds from the book will go to the Bosnian Children's Fund, a charity to help children orphaned by the war in the former Yugoslavia.

Desert Warrior is a compelling war story, as well as a rich mixture of autobiography and Saudi Arabian history. It is the first book ever written for an international audience by a member of the Saudi Arabian Royal Family. It is also the first to provide a comprehensive account of the role of all the forces in the victorious Gulf War coalition. The book makes some challenging recommendations on the security of the strategically critical Gulf region.

For his leadership in the war, the Prince was decorated by the heads of 12 nations. From President George Bush he received the Legion of Merit. He was knighted by Queen Elizabeth of England, and French President Francois Mitterand honored Prince Khaled as a Grand Officer de la Legion d'Honneur. These are the highest awards given to foreigners by the respective countries, other than honors normally reserved for heads of state.

From his own country, King Fahd awarded him the King Abdulaziz Sash First Class, the highest award that can be conferred by Saudi Arabia.

Prince Khaled earned a Masters Degree in political science from Auburn University, Montgomery, Ala. He is a graduate of the U.S. Air War College, Maxwell AFB, the U.S. Army Command General Staff College, Fort Leavenworth, Kan., and the naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, Calif. He is also a graduate of Britain's Royal Military Academy at Sandhurst.

Desert Warrior will be published simultaneously in the United States and the United Kingdom in May 1995.

For further information from the publisher, please contact: Steven Sorrentino, HarperCollins Publishers Inc., 10 East 53rd Street, New York, NY 10022. Phone: 212/207-7045; Fax: 212/207-7902.

CONTACT: HarperCollins Publishers, New York

Steven Sorrentino, 212/207-7045
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