Twilight in the Desert Quotes

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"Abdul Aziz was eager to further develop Saudi Arabia's bonds to the United States as balance to the strong British influence in the region. Access to Middle East oil was an Axis objective in WWII and the reason behind the North African campaign." Chapter 1, page 12.

"I will take no action in my capacity of Chief of the Executive Branch of this government, which might prove hostile to the Arab people," Franklin Delano Roosevelt, in a letter to King Aziz written April 4, 1945, eight days before Roosevelt's death. Chapter 1, page 13.

"The economic challenges embedded in Saudi Arabia's population explosion are staggering." Chapter 1, page 16.

"Shaybah was the twenty-eighth oilfield found in Saudi Arabia and the last of any great size." Chapter 2, page 37.

"Though Saudi Arabia's oil output was coming from a remarkably small number of fields, these fields allowed the kingdom to become one of the three largest producers in the...

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