Oil Men, Territorial Ambitions and Political Agents. From Pearls to Oil in the Trucial States of the Gulf


Oil Men represents a unique resource for the student of the challenges, both physical and political, of oil prospecting in a region with no infrastructure and no formal boundaries between local power bases. The book charts the slow and unexpected transformation of the emirates from poverty to undreamedof wealth. Detailed coverage with extensive access to primary sources describes the frequently tortuous negotiations between oil companies, sheikhs and regional political agents, all of whom sought to protect their different vested interests. The author has had full access to company records which are quoted throughout, including progress reports, minutes of meetings, telegrams and other primary sources, which are collected in full in Volume 2.

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Nbr Pages Arabes 900
colors 0
Collection Hors collection Gerlach Press
ISBN 13 978-39-599-4064-1
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