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Arabia, the Gulf, and the West: A Critical View of the Arabs and Their Oil Policy by  J.B Kelly - First Edition - 1980 - from The Parnassus BookShop and Biblio.com

Arabia, the Gulf, and the West: A Critical View of the Arabs and Their Oil Policy

by Kelly, J.B

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New York, New York, U.S.A: Basic Books, Inc, 1980. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. Fifth Printing of First American Edition. Hardcover Book and Jacket in FINE Condition. Last in Print. Fine navy cloth binding with gilt titles on spine. Very clean and unmarked; tight & solid sewn binding, square with sharp corners, intact endband. Internals as new. Brown and orange jacket with gold titles, price-clipped. Published in 1980. Kelly critically examines the post-war history of the regimes in power in the Arabian Peninsula, the impact that oil has and has not had on their societies, and he discusses the uses they put to their oil riches. He demonstrates conclusively that the West's policy of appeasement, starting with the British abandonment of her position in the Gulf and our failure to step in there afterward, has had disastrous consequences that we maybe now fully recognize. 530 pages with bibliography and index. 6.4 x 9.5 inches. Basic Books, New York, 1980.


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