9781844673131

Amer Kingdom Pa

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  • ISBN13:

    9781844673131

  • ISBN10:

    1844673138

  • Edition: 00
  • Format: Trade Paper
  • Copyright: 2009-03-02
  • Publisher: VERSO
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Summary

Now newly updated, Americars"s Kingdom debunks the many myths that now surround the United Statesrs"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 Americars"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 Americars"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.

Table of Contents

Foreword to the Paperback Editionp. xi
Forewordp. xxv
Cast of Charactersp. xxxvii
Captive Narratives: A Brief and Unexceptional Introduction to the History of Firms and Statesp. 1
The Nearest Faraway Placep. 27
Arabian Frontiersp. 31
American Campp. 62
The Wizards of Dhahranp. 88
Desire's Empty Quarterp. 121
Ayyam al-Kadalak (Days of the Cadillac)p. 127
Eye of the Desertp. 158
El Jefe Rojop. 194
America's Kingdomp. 228
Afterwordp. 265
Acknowledgmentsp. 277
Notesp. 279
Bibliographyp. 329
Indexp. 338
Map and photographs follow pagep. 26
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