Vitalis, Robert, 1955-

America's kingdom : mythmaking on the Saudi oil frontier / Robert Vitalis. - Stanford, Calif : Stanford University Press, 2007. - xxvii, 353 p., [ 7 ] p. of plates, ill. , map ; 24 cm. - Stanford studies in Middle Eastern and Islamic societies and cultures .

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.

0804754462 | 978-0804754460

2006018541


Arabian American Oil Company--History.
Saudi Aramco--History.


Petroleum industry and trade--History.--Saudi Arabia


United States--Foreign relations--Saudi Arabia.
Saudi Arabia--Foreign relations--United States.

HD9576.S334 / A738 2007
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