I received an email from Amazon.com today with a recommendation to read Said bin Sultan, Sultan of Muscat and Oman: Sayyid, Muscat and Oman, Shaikh, Isa Bin Tarif, Mombasa, Al Bin Ali, Fort Jesus, Utub, Kenya. I was informed that I was getting this recommendation because I’d previously purchased a book on the 9th President of the LDS Church, David O. McKay.
Wondering what a Utah Territory born son of Scotch-Irish ancestry has in common with a 19th Century Sultan, I decided to investigate. What did my investigation yield? David O. McKay and the Rise of Modern Mormonism by Gregory A. Prince is listed in Amazon’s Middle East – Oman section because of President McKay’s middle name, Oman (it’s pronounced Oman, not Oman).