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Go East, Young Man, Go East...Memoirs of an eyewitness to the oil boom and culture clashes of the Middle East Charles Alan Tichenor

Go East, Young Man, Go East...Memoirs of an eyewitness to the oil boom and culture clashes of the Middle East

Charles Alan Tichenor

Published July 11th 2006
ISBN : 9781880882092
Paperback
266 pages
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Glimpses into history in the making--from the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World to Aramco, Arabian-American (Oil) Company, dubbed one of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World by Lowell Thomas, Jr. A tapestry of well spun tales of the heady days ofMoreGlimpses into history in the making--from the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World to Aramco, Arabian-American (Oil) Company, dubbed one of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World by Lowell Thomas, Jr. A tapestry of well spun tales of the heady days of the oil rush in the Middle East, seeds of todays culture clashes, unlikely meldings among Americans and Saudis, political machinations, colorful characters including Lawrence of Arabia and the Philbys -- Kim, the notorious double agent and his father, Sinjin, and many others. Take mindchair and real excursions to fascinating antiquities, all described with a wry, scholarly eye. Dr. Tichenor, a.k.a. The Cat or Unk, begins with life as he lived it in 1920s America, moving ever eastward from Oregon to the Middle East mid-century, when he flies us to the Tapline, where he was one of the first three ministers tending the Aramco employee flock. Pictured on the front cover, Tapline brings oil from the easternmost edges of Saudi Arabia across the Rub al Khali, one of the largest deserts in the world. Today Aramco, now Saudi Aramco, is solely owned by Saudis, and the largest oil company in the world. It all began with secret treaties, a Saudi American partnership, a benevolent king, somewhat reluctant Bedouins, camels, and black gold...