An idealistic young geologist gets a crash course in the brutish reality of the Arab world. As a patsy for a crew of lovable scalawags, he laughs his way through a love/hate relationship with men with the scruples of a con man and the charm of a politician. In the process he acquires a deep admiration for these mercurial strangers who have their hands on our petroleum jugular.
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Arthur Pocock graduated from the College of Wooster with a degree in geology and from the California Institute of Technology as a Teaching Fellow. With the arrival of World War II, he became Executive Officer on a Coast Guard icebreaker assigned to the Greenland Patrol. That experience led to his first book Red Flannels and Green Ice.Review:
An engaging journey into the heart of the old Arabia - written with wit, insight, and compassion for a mysterious culture. -- David Lamb, author of The Arabs
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