America's Kingdom

America's Kingdom

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by Robert Vitalis
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1844673138

ISBN-13: 9781844673131

Pub. Date: 03/02/2009

Publisher: Verso Books

Now newly updated, America’s Kingdom debunks the many myths that now surround the United States’s special relationship with Saudi Arabia, also known as “the deal”: oil for security. Exploding the long-established myth that the Arabian American Oil Company, Aramco, made miracles happen in the desert, Robert Vitalis shows how oil

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Now newly updated, America’s Kingdom debunks the many myths that now surround the United States’s special relationship with Saudi Arabia, also known as “the deal”: oil for security. Exploding the long-established myth that the Arabian American Oil Company, Aramco, made miracles happen in the desert, Robert Vitalis shows how oil led the US government to follow the company to the kingdom, and how oil and Aramco quickly became America’s largest single overseas private enterprise. From the establishment in the 1930s of a Jim Crow system in the Dhahran oil camps, to the consolidation of America’s Kingdom under the House of Fahd, the royal faction that still rules today, this is a meticulously researched account of Aramco as a microcosm of the colonial order.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781844673131
Publisher:
Verso Books
Publication date:
03/02/2009
Pages:
354
Sales rank:
697,983
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.10(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword to the Paperback Edition xi

Foreword xxv

Cast of Characters xxxvii

1 Captive Narratives: A Brief and Unexceptional Introduction to the History of Firms and States 1

Part 1 The Nearest Faraway Place 27

2 Arabian Frontiers 31

3 American Camp 62

4 The Wizards of Dhahran 88

Part 2 Desire's Empty Quarter 121

5 Ayyam al-Kadalak (Days of the Cadillac) 127

6 Eye of the Desert 158

7 El Jefe Rojo 194

8 America's Kingdom 228

Afterword 265

Acknowledgments 277

Notes 279

Bibliography 329

Index 338

Map and photographs follow page 26

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Fraudvictim More than 1 year ago
This book was fair, but I will never purchase from Barnes & Noble again and am suggesting the same to everyone I know.