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America's kingdom : mythmaking on the Saudi oil frontier / Robert Vitalis.

By: Vitalis, Robert, 1955-.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Stanford studies in Middle Eastern and Islamic societies and cultures. Publisher: Stanford, Calif : Stanford University Press, 2007Description: xxvii, 353 p., [ 7 ] p. of plates, ill. , map ; 24 cm.ISBN: 0804754462 | 978-0804754460.Subject(s): Arabian American Oil Company -- History | Saudi Aramco -- History | Petroleum industry and trade -- Saudi Arabia -- History | United States -- Foreign relations -- Saudi Arabia | Saudi Arabia -- Foreign relations -- United States
Contents:
Foreword -- Cast of characters -- Captive narratives: a brief and unexceptional introduction to the history of firms and states -- Part 1. The nearest faraway place -- Arabian frontiers -- American camp -- The wizards of Dhahran -- Part 2. Desire's empty quarter -- Ayyam al-Kadalak (days of the Cadillac) -- Eye of the desert -- El jefe rojo -- America's kingdom -- Afterword -- Acknowledgments -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index.
List(s) this item appears in: Exhibition: Crude | Gulf Studies | Exhibition: Crude | Gulf Studies
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Includes bibliographical references ( p.279-338) and index.

Foreword -- Cast of characters -- Captive narratives: a brief and unexceptional introduction to the history of firms and states -- Part 1. The nearest faraway place -- Arabian frontiers -- American camp -- The wizards of Dhahran -- Part 2. Desire's empty quarter -- Ayyam al-Kadalak (days of the Cadillac) -- Eye of the desert -- El jefe rojo -- America's kingdom -- Afterword -- Acknowledgments -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index.

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