In This Review

Middle East Oil Money and Its Future Expenditure
Middle East Oil Money and Its Future Expenditure
By Nicholas Fallon
Crane, Russak, 1975, 230 pp.
Arab Oil: Impact on the Arab Countries and Global Implications
Arab Oil: Impact on the Arab Countries and Global Implications
Edited by Naiem A. Sherbiny and Mark A. Tessler
Praeger, 1976, 327 pp.
Saudi Arabia and Oil Diplomacy
Saudi Arabia and Oil Diplomacy
By Sheikh Rustum Ali
Praeger, 1976, 197 pp.
Development of the Iranian Oil Industry
Development of the Iranian Oil Industry
By Fereidun Fesharaki
Praeger, 1976, 315 pp.

The flow of books spurred by the energy crisis continues. Fallon writes mainly for businessmen and provides useful data as of the time of writing. The Sherbiny and Tessler book is a mixed bag of essays which do not shine with originality but represent a fairly high level of scholarship. The book on Iranian oil is comprehensive; that on Saudi Arabia is focused on use of the "oil weapon" in 1973-74 and concludes that it cannot be effectively used in the future.