Jobs for the Boys is a mosaic of stories drawn from the Middle East between 1930 and 1980, taking us on an intimate journey through the eyes of those that experienced it firsthand.
It is not only through the lives of the young Arabs who hope to use oil wealth to improve the quality of life for all and still preserve the purity of the Muslim faith, but through the experiences of the American oilmen and Saudi oil princes who can help or hinder them, that the drama of today’s Islam is brought vividly to life in this thrilling yet haunting narrative.
Ultimately it is the tale of a resource. An ocean of oil, hidden under the sand.
“This is not the story of one life but of many lives which, taken together, are history.”
- The Book Guild