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

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Penguin Books Limited, 27 nov. 2008 - 736 páginas
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For most of his long reign (1953-1999) Hussein of Jordan was one of the dominant figures in Middle Eastern politics, its most continuous presence, 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.

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Reseña de usuario  - 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. Leer reseña completa

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Reseña de usuario  - 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! Leer reseña completa

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Avi Shlaim was born in Baghdad in 1945; grew up in Israel; and received his university education at Cambridge and the LSE. He is a Fellow of St. Antony's College, a member of the British Academy and a Professor of International Relations at the University of Oxford. Previous books include Collusion Across the Jordan: King Abdullah, The Zionist Movement, and the Partition of Palestine (Winner of the Political Studies Association's WJM Mackenzie Prize, 1988), War and Peace in the Middle East: A Concise History (1995) and The Iron Wall: Israel and the Arab World (2000).

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