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From Arab Nationalism to OPEC

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Contents Illustrations follow page 111 Preface to the Second Edition Acknowledgments Note on Transliteration Maps Introduction 1. A Dutch Uncle: The U.S. and Buraym, 1952 2. Old Soldiers: Eisenhower and 'Abd al-'Azz ibn Sa'd, January-November 1953 3. Reaching a Crossroads: The U.S. and King Sa'd, December 1953-November 1955 4. A Tangled Skein: Suez, December 1955-December 1956 5. We Have Here an Opportunity: The Eisenhower Doctrine, January 1957-July 1958 6. We Might as Well Believe in Arab Nationalism: OPEC and the Modern Saudi State, August 1958-December 1960 Conclusion List of Abbreviations Notes Bibliography Index

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Nathan J. Citino is Associate Professor of History at Colorado State University.


A must read for scholars seeking to understand the origins of American relations with Saudi Arabia. Thorough . . . masterful . . . careful . . . compelling. -- Douglas Little * Diplomatic History * Impressively well researched . . . will be of interest to anyone working on postwar U.S. relations with the region. * International Journal of Middle East Studies * A welcome addition to historical studies of U.S. oil diplomacy and of U.S.-Saudi relations. * Middle East Policy * An important contribution to the literature on U.S. relations with Saudi Arabia and the Middle East in general. * American Historical Review * An exceptionally well-researched and meticulously documented study of the evolution of both American policy and the kingdom of Saudi Arabia during a tumultuous period in Middle Eastern history. * Journal of American History *

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