Oil, God and Gold: the Story of Aramco and the Saudi Kings

Here is the extraordinary tale of what the U.S State Department once called the most valuable commercial prize in the history of the planet, the vast oil reserves beneath the sands of the Arabian desert Using Aramco files never before available to scholars or journalists, dozens of personal interviews, and U.S and British government documents, Anthony Cave Brown recouHere is the extraordinary tale of what the U.S State Department once called the most valuable commercial prize in the history of the planet, the vast oil reserves beneath the sands of the Arabian desert Using Aramco files never before available to scholars or journalists, dozens of personal interviews, and U.S and British government documents, Anthony Cave Brown recounts the unceasing diplomatic and corporate maneuvers aimed at obtaining this unimaginable wealth, an ongoing drama that involved such figures as the great warrior king Ibn Saud, founder of the Saudi dynasty H St John Philby, the British scholar adventurer who was a chief advisor to the king the American philanthropist Charles Crane Winston Churchill Franklin Delano Roosevelt and assorted oil industry executives and engineers across the United States Played out against a background of war and the turmoil of an ancient culture thrust abruptly into the twentieth century, the struggle to obtain the prize was won b
Oil God and Gold the Story of Aramco and the Saudi Kings Here is the extraordinary tale of what the U S State Department once called the most valuable commercial prize in the history of the planet the vast oil reserves beneath the sands of the Arabian dese

  • Title: Oil, God and Gold: the Story of Aramco and the Saudi Kings
  • Author: Anthony Cave Brown
  • ISBN: 0046442592208
  • Page: 196
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 1 thought on “Oil, God and Gold: the Story of Aramco and the Saudi Kings”

    1. I found this account of Aramco rather accurate. I worked and lived in Dhahran working for Saudi Aramco for 10 years. It was a wonderful company for me and my family. I made lifelong friends with people from different countries. but the country who became my very best friend was Saudi Arabia itself--a culture that charmed me from the time I dressed as an Arab for one of my mother's many lectures to church groups around Houston, Texas. I resolved to go to the heart of the country of Islam, outstan [...]

    2. An interesting and well done history. I lived in Saudi as a kid while my dad worked for Aramco. This book unfolds the whole story of which we were tiny part, and provides a greater depth of knowledge about the whole reason we were there.

    3. Very good book, and it is good for anyone who wants to know about the kings (and exxonmobil) of Saudia Arabia.

    4. Intriguing story of how the U.S. paved the way for theirs and Saudi Arabia's amazing capacity for greed and decadencewith a little "God" thrown in to boot.

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