Publisher description for The oil kings : how the U.S., Iran, and Saudi Arabia changed the balance of power in the Middle East / Andrew Scott Cooper.


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How the US decision in the mid-'70s to choose Saudi Arabia as the dominant oil power in the Mideast ultimately led to the Islamic revolution in Iran.


Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
United States -- Foreign relations -- Iran.
Iran -- Foreign relations -- United States.
United States -- Foreign relations -- Saudi Arabia.
Saudi Arabia -- Foreign relations -- United States.
Iran -- Politics and government -- 1941-1979.
Petroleum industry and trade -- Iran -- History -- 20th century.
Petroleum industry and trade -- Saudi Arabia -- History -- 20th century.