In the morning sun, memories of another age ... masked balls in Alexandria ...a king in his palace ... war in the western desert ... the Mixed Courts, that quixotic, half-forgotten experiment in international justice.
The Mixed Courts of Egypt
Under the scrutiny of Aramco, scientists keep a careful watch on the delicate balance of life that sustains an increasing variety of crops on the farms of Eastern Saudi Arabia.
Among the stories of colorful eccentrics who sought fame and solace in foreign lands none ever quite matched the poignant, pathetic tale of Lady Hester Stanhope and her lonely death in the hills of Lebanon.
Often forgotten amid the turbulence of Middle East politics is the value of the area to the United States' troubled economy—nearly $500 million net a year in exports alone, in addition to oil revenues.
Deck boy, ordinary seaman, able-bodied seaman, boatswain, quartermaster, third mate, second mate, chief mate and captain—that's the story, rung by rung of Ras Tanura's Paul Cole.
Tops Among The Typical
On the edge of a hillside near the sea a simple marble plaque, sometimes graced with a sprig of wildflowers, marks the grave of Lady Hester.