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Discovery! The Search for Arabian Oil, by Wallace Stegner

Discovery! The Search for Arabian Oil
by Wallace Stegner

320 pages with Glossary, Bibliography, and Index 16 pages of glossy Black-and-White vintage photographs
6" by 9", Cloth-bound
ISBN: 978-0-9701157-4-4
Release date: September 2007
Selwa Press 2007
Price: US $24.95 (CAN $31.95)
S&H: $4.95

Discovery! The Search for Arabian Oil
by Wallace Stegner

With a Foreword by Thomas W. Lippman, prolific author and a veteran Middle Eastern bureau chief for The Washington Post, 47 rare, vintage photographs from the era, a glossary, bibliography, and index, this first American edition, cloth bound and fully illustrated, honors this literary work with the respect that it deserves.

The master storyteller of the American West, Wallace Stegner has written an unequaled narrative of the Arabian East. The story of a desert king who chose an oil company from California to help change his kingdom, and then the world.


We are pleased to offer a six page reading guide that explores Stegner's themes and the techniques he used to convey them. Download it here.


A fascinating and timely rediscovery. Wallace Stegner was the finest American writer to wander through early Arabia. His voice is all here - sharp, clear, and entertaining.

–Steve Coll, Pulitzer Prize-winning author, Ghost Wars: The Secret History of the CIA, Afghanistan, and Bin Laden, from the Soviet Invasion to September 10, 2001.

A classic. A great American author on the birth, amidst global crises, of Saudi Arabia's oil industry - and the people and the meeting of cultures that made it possible.

–Daniel Yergin, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of: The Prize: The Epic Quest for Oil, Money and Power