From the wealth of a lifetime's experience in the Near and Middle East, Col. Dickson has drawn the material for this second book. Here are personal reminiscences ranging in time and place from the days of the author's youth in Beirut, Damascus and Jerusalem to personal reminiscences among the Euphrates tribes and events of recent history in the Persian Gulf. Some of the earlier stories give an insight into the family background of the Dicksons and reveal the influences which later helped to shape the author's career among the Arabs, and fostered his love for these people and their lands. As in the case of The Arab of the Desert much of the material on Arab life and history has gathered only through years of patient inquiry and research. It is Col. Dickson's singular achievement that he has won the confidence of the desert dwellers in such a way as to acquire an unrivaled knowledge of all that touches upon their lives. Also included in book is much of the history of Saudi Arabia and Kuwait, not previously published, and valuable topographical information on NE Arabia compiled from the author's own investigations over 25 years.
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