By Robert Vitalis
Beginning with the institution of a Jim Crow procedure within the Dhahran oil camps within the Nineteen Thirties, the booklet is going directly to learn the interval of unrest within the Fifties and Nineteen Sixties while staff challenged the racial hierarchy of the ARAMCO camps whereas a small cadre of innovative Saudis challenged the hierarchy of the overseas oil marketplace. The defeat of those teams resulted in the consolidation of America's country below the home of Fahd, the royal faction that also ideas today.
This is a gripping tale that covers greater than seventy years, 3 continents, and an engrossing solid of characters. knowledgeable by way of first hand debts from ARAMCO staff and best U.S. govt officers, this booklet bargains the real tale of the occasions at the Saudi oil fields. After America's Kingdom, mythmakers must paintings more durable on their stories approximately ARAMCO being magical, honorable, selfless, and enlightened.
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