Making the desert modern : Americans, Arabs, and oil on the Saudi frontier, 1933-1973 /

In 1933 American oilmen representing what later became the Arabian American Oil Company (Aramco) signed a concession agreement with the Saudi Arabian king granting the company sole proprietorship over the oil reserves in the country's largest province. As drilling commenced and wells proliferat...

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Main Author: Parker, Chad H., 1973-
Format: Book
Published:Amherst : University of Massachusetts Press, [2015]
Series:Culture, politics, and the Cold War.
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Table of Contents:
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction
  • 1. Aramco's World
  • 2. Constructing Balance
  • 3. Curing Antiquity
  • 4. Man-Made Disease
  • 5. Aranico's Eden
  • Conclusion
  • Notes
  • Index

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