has put his experiences over 60 years in the oil business into his book, “Gettyrama.” While an officer of Tidewater Associated Oil Co. (Flying A) he worked closely with George Getty, son of J. Paul Getty, and indirectly with J. Paul himself. In the first part of “Gettyrama,” he recites a number of “tales” about the Gettys which were not generally known outside of a few in the company. In the second part of the book, McDonald has included a number of articles, which were published in Pacific Oil World over a period of years when he was an editor of the publication. He had a vast experience in the industry, over 60 years, and is considered an expert in the industry both domestically and worldwide.
JAMES MCDONALD spent 20 years researching this book, and his research has taken him from America to Europe, through Turkey and the Middle East to Iran, Pakistan and Central Asia, and on to India and China all places where Christianity has taken root at one time or another. A Fellow of the Royal Geographic Society in England, he holds an MSc and an MA from Oxford University and now lives in France where he is researching his next book, on the Cathar religion.