Lion of Jordan
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, 09/09/2008 - 400 من الصفحات
The first major account of the life of an extraordinary soldier and statesman, King Hussein of Jordan.
Throughout his long reign (1953—1999), Hussein remained a dominant figure in Middle Eastern politics and a consistent proponent of peace with Israel. For over forty years he walked a tightrope between Palestinians and Arab radicals on the one hand and Israel on the other. Avi Shlaim reveals that Hussein initiated a secret dialogue with Israel in 1963 and spent hundreds of hours in talks with countless Israeli officials. Shlaim expertly reconstructs this dialogue from previously untapped records and first-hand accounts, significantly rewriting the history of the Middle East over the past fifty years and shedding light on the far-reaching impact of Hussein’s leadership.
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Image 1 King Hussein ibn Ali, King of the Hijaz (Corbis/Bettman) Image 2 King Abdullah of Trans-Jordan (Corbis/Bettman) Image 3 Sir John Glubb (Getty Images) Image 4 Prince Hussein with his parents (Hashemite Archives) Image 5 Burial of ...
... Hosni Mubarak, Hussein, Bill Clinton and Yasser Arafat (Corbis/CNP/Barbara Kinney) Image 33 Hussein and Queen Noor with family (Hashemite Archives) Image 34 Hussein with Princes Abdullah and Hamzah (Hashemite Archives/Meldos) Image ...
But Transjordan was a very insubstantial principality for so ambitious a prince. The contrast between the barren and insignificant patch of territory assigned to him to administer on behalf of the British mandatory power and Abdullah's ...
The memory of it seared itself on the mind of the young prince, and gave him his first taste of the perils and pitfalls of monarchical politics. In his autobiography Hussein underscores its centrality: “I have decided to start these ...
Strong evidence of Talal's anti-British sentiments comes from his cousin, Prince Raad bin Zaid, the lord chamberlain of Jordan. Raad made a clear distinction between the younger generation of Hashemites— Talal and his cousin Ghazi, ...
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LibraryThing Reviewمعاينة المستخدمين - zen_923 - LibraryThing
Very good read, gives you valuable insights that you won’t find in any other book. The narrative about the negotiations happening behind the scenes between Jordan and Israel was really interesting. This book is highly recommended. قراءة التقييم بأكمله
LibraryThing Reviewمعاينة المستخدمين - jacoombs - LibraryThing
A balanced, clear and well-researched life of Hussein that squarely places his life within the broader context of Mid-East politics, history and conflict. قراءة التقييم بأكمله
The Dismissal of Glubb
The Liberal Experiment
A Royal Coup
Peace Partnership with the
The London Agreement
Intifada and Disengagement
The Gulf Crisis and
From Madrid to Oslo
The Kings Peace
The Year of Revolution
Arab Foes and Jewish Friends
The Palestinian Challenge
The Road to
Picking Up the Pieces
Dialogue Across the Battle Lines
The United Arab Kingdom Plan
The Road to Rabat
Lebanon and the Reagan Plan
The Last Journey
The Life and Legacy
Jordanian Secret Meetings with Israeli Officials
The Camp David Accords
A Note About the Author