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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Like Britain in the post-war era, King Hussein constantly strove to “punch above his weight.” His influence in regional affairs was much greater than one might reasonably expect from the ruler of an impecunious and insignificant desert ...
Throughout his long reign Jordan was in the eye of the storm of Middle Eastern politics, constantly caught up in the turmoil and violence of the region, and Hussein himself emerged as a major player in regional and international ...
In a region where the past is so powerful and ever-present, the question of whether Jordan's rulers have betrayed or championed the Palestinians has been at the heart of a heated, ongoing dispute. It is one of the tasks of this book to ...
The political shape of the region did not evolve naturally but was largely the product of British design tailored to fit Britain's own imperial needs. It was not the Syrians who expelled Faisal nor was it the Iraqis who raised him to ...
Behind this attempt lay not merely a personal sense of destiny and grievance but a statesmanlike appreciation that Transjordan needed a regional role if it was ever to become independent of Britain. To this end Abdullah looked in all ...
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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