By Robert Vitalis
Beginning with the institution of a Jim Crow method within the Dhahran oil camps within the Thirties, the publication is going directly to learn the interval of unrest within the Fifties and Sixties whilst employees challenged the racial hierarchy of the ARAMCO camps whereas a small cadre of innovative Saudis challenged the hierarchy of the foreign oil marketplace. The defeat of those teams resulted in the consolidation of America's nation lower than the home of Fahd, the royal faction that also principles today.
This is a gripping tale that covers greater than seventy years, 3 continents, and an engrossing solid of characters. educated through first hand bills from ARAMCO staff and best U.S. executive officers, this booklet deals the real tale of the occasions at the Saudi oil fields. After America's Kingdom, mythmakers should paintings tougher on their stories approximately ARAMCO being magical, honorable, selfless, and enlightened.
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