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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The Gulf Crisis and War 24. From Madrid to Oslo 25. Peace Treaty 26. The King's Peace 27. Collision Course 28. The Last Journey Epilogue: The Life and Legacy Notes Jordanian Secret Meetings with Israeli Officials The Hashemite Dynasty ...
... he set up and attended many of the secret meetings with the Israelis; and he accompanied Hussein on sixty-one visits to Baghdad between 1980 and the Gulf crisis of 1990. General Shukri's help to me included sixteen long interviews, ...
... of crisis and danger. Without doubt, it was the death of my 14 grandfather that made me clarify my philosophy of life for the first time.” The death of his grandfather also taught Hussein to distrust and even despise politicians and ...
The book gives a fascinating account of the king, his two sons and the crisis for the succession following the murder at the mosque. One point that emerges clearly from the book is Abdullah's genuine respect and admiration for the Jews.
29 The political crisis was compounded by divisions within the army. The 10th Infantry Regiment, a quasiPraetorian Guard, was commanded by Habis Majali, who threw in his lot with Naif. The 10th enjoyed such a high degree of autonomy ...
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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