In August of 1942, Great Britain faced a desperate situation. German bombers hammered the nation's industrial cities and towns daily, and the toll in loss of life and resources rose steadily. Guy H. Woodward and Grace Steele Woodward tell for the first time the story of how the British, with the aid of forty-four oilfield roughnecks from the United States, developed vital shallow pools of oil in Britain's famed Sherwood Forest. The Secret of Sherwood Forest is based on thousands of reports, letters, and documents released to the authors in 1968. Guy H. Woodward was a lawyer, former general counsel for the Mid-Continent Oil and Gas Association in Washington, and former chair of the American Petroleum Institute's production section. Grace Steele Woodward was the author of numerous books, including The Cherokees and Pocahontas also published by the University of Oklahoma Press.
Despite moderate foxing and toning to text block edges, the book is in very good condition, with tight block, clear text pages, several b/w photographs and a vivid dust jacket design with only minor chipping to the edges.
A scarce and most interesting volume.