9781847252326

The Oil Hunters Exploration and Espionage in the Middle East

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  • ISBN13:

    9781847252326

  • ISBN10:

    184725232X

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2008-07-15
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
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Summary

This entertaining collection of anecdotes and stories charts the lesser-known history of the hunt for oil in the Middle East.

Table of Contents

Maps
The Intrepid Frenchmanp. 1
The Great Investorp. 13
Marriott Plays the Great Gamep. 23
The Spies Fight Over D'Arcyp. 35
The Great Explorerp. 45
The Oil Hunters Take On the Tribesp. 57
Lieutenant Wilson to the Rescuep. 71
Admiral Chester Eyes Mesopotamiap. 83
The Great Gulbenkianp. 95
The Irrepressible Admiralp. 107
Frank Holmes Strides into the Middle Eastp. 117
Holmes Bids for Kuwait and Bahrainp. 129
The Incredible Hajip. 141
The Great Philanthropistp. 155
The Battle for Kuwaitp. 167
Philby of Arabiap. 177
The Legacy of the Oil Huntersp. 189
Notesp. 195
Indexp. 203
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