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Anglo-American support for Jordan : the career of King Hussein

Author: Miriam Joyce
Publisher: New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"Despite serious obstacles, for 46 years, from 1953 to 1999, Jordan's King Hussein bin Tala led his small kingdom through a complex period that included war, rebellion, and economic deprivation, ultimately emerging, in the eyes of the west, as respected figure. This book examines Hussein's role in the Middle East as a whole, explaining his successes and his failures, while emphasizing the declining influence of  Read more...
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Named Person: Hussein, King of Jordan; Husain, Jordanien König II.; König Hussein (Jordanien; Hussein, King of Jordan
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Miriam Joyce
ISBN: 9780230604513 023060451X
OCLC Number: 173299438
Description: 192 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
Contents: Acknowledgments --
Introduction --
The young king --
Managing defeat --
White September --
The murder of Wasfi al-Tall --
Seeking stability --
Managing the 1973 war --
Relinquishing the dream --
The final years.
Responsibility: Miriam Joyce.
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This book focuses on US-UK relations with Jordan for the entire period of King Hussein's reign, explaining Hussein's successes and failures, while emphasizing the declining influence of London and  Read more...

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