In This Review

Arabs, Oil and History
Arabs, Oil and History
By Kermit Roosevelt
Harper, 1949, 271 pp

The author, a grandson of T.R., served in the Middle East during the war and traveled there extensively after its close. He seeks to present the Arab point of view to an American public among whom the Zionists have had their say more often and at greater length. Mr. Roosevelt says little about oil, but he is readable and the book fills a need. He emphasizes the urgent necessity for thoroughgoing reform in the medieval economic structure of Arab society.