KINGS AND CAMELS by Grant C. Butler


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Working for Aramco (Arabian American Oil Company) in Saudi Arabia gave the author a chance to have a first hand look at the country and people, and he pursued his interests further even when he left the company. This is his account of the years of his work there, the constants of conflict between the whites and the natives, the issues involving the Jews, and the prospects for creating an area of amity. He is an able champion of the Arabs, from the nomads to the rulers, and makes a determined effort to look fairly at current Middle Eastern history. His pictures of the Arab refugee, of Islam, of the advances within the country, of the progress in education, of the development of greater cooperation with foreigners, of the country through which he traveled combine into a whole that is a plea for deeper understanding and a greater manifestation of the brotherhood of man. An argument in a controversial area.

Pub Date: Jan. 14th, 1959
Publisher: Devin-Adair