Lion of Jordan

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, 9 sep. 2008 - 400 páginas
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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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

wonderful

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

Índice

Title Page Dedication List of Maps List of Illustrations Preface
The Hashemite Heritage
Murder of a Mentor
The Making of a King
The Baghdad Pact Fiasco
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
Peace Treaty
The Kings Peace
Collision Course

The Year of Revolution
Arab Foes and Jewish Friends
The Palestinian Challenge
The Road to
Picking Up the Pieces
Dialogue Across the Battle Lines
Civil
The United Arab Kingdom Plan
The October
The Road to Rabat
Lebanon and the Reagan Plan
The Last Journey
The Life and Legacy
14
Jordanian Secret Meetings with Israeli Officials
17
Chronology
23
The Camp David Accords
31
Interviews
1999
Bibliography
2006
Photo Insert
2017
A Note About the Author
2036
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Sobre el autor (2008)

Avi Shlaim was born in Baghdad in 1945, grew up in Israel, and studied at Cambridge University and the London School of Economics. He is a Fellow of St. Antony’s College and a professor of international relations at the University of Oxford. He was elected a Fellow of the British Academy in 2006. His books include Collusion Across the Jordan: King Abdullah, the Zionist Movement, and the Partition of Palestine (winner of the Political Studies Association’s 1988 WJM Mackenzie Prize); The Politics of Partition; War and Peace in the Middle East: A Concise History; and The Iron Wall: Israel and the Arab World. He lives in Oxford.

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