Lion of Jordan: The Life of King Hussein in War and Peace

الغلاف الأمامي
Allen Lane, 2007 - 697 من الصفحات
For most of his long reign (1953-1999) Hussein of Jordan was one of the dominant figures in Middle Eastern politics, and one of the most consistent proponents of peace with Israel. This is the first major account of his life and reign, written with access to many of his surviving papers, with the co-operation (but not approval) of his family and staff, and extensive interviews with policy-makers of many different nationalities.

Shlaim reveals that for the sake of dynastic and national survival, Hussein initiated a secret dialogue with Israel in 1963, and spent over 1000 hours in talks with Golda Meir, Shimon Peres, Itzhak Shamir, Itzhak Rabin, and countless other Israeli officials. Shlaim reconstructs this dialogue across the battle-lines from new Israeli records and first-hand accounts by many of the key participants, demonstrating that Israeli intransigence was largely responsible for the failure to achieve a peaceful settlement to the conflict between 1967 and 1994.

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LibraryThing Review

معاينة 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

wonderful

معاينة المستخدمين  - lisamarie - Borders

thorough and touching journey through the life of the king. i highly recommend it for truly deepening your understand of personalities within the middle eastern conflict! قراءة التقييم بأكمله

المحتوى

The Hashemite Heritage I
1
Murder of a Mentor
38
The Making of a King
59
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