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King Hussein : a life on the edge

Author: Roland Dallas
Publisher: New York : Fromm International, 1999.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st Fromm International edView all editions and formats
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A biography of Jordan's King Hussein, examining some of the controversies and victories of his forty-six-year reign, looking at how he survived repeated assassination attempts, and discussing his four marriages and other aspects of his personal life.
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Genre/Form: Biographies
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Dallas, Roland.
King Hussein.
New York : Fromm International, 1999
(OCoLC)656164070
Named Person: Hussein, King of Jordan; Ḥusayn, roi de Jordanie; Hussein, King of Jordan; König II ) Husain (Jordanien
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Roland Dallas
ISBN: 0880642424 9780880642422
OCLC Number: 41712141
Description: xxiv, 306 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Murder at the mosque --
Growing up --
Shallow roots --
Arabs and Jews --
Not quite war --
Dealing with politicians --
Dealing with Nasser --
First wife --
Challenge from the left --
Climax in 1958 --
A new stage --
Second and third wives --
Dealing with the PLO --
On the way to war --
Disaster --
Civil war --
Assassination of a friend --
War again --
What kind of peace? --
Camp David's consequences --
Fourth wife, extended family --
A deal with Arafat --
Wasted efforts --
War in the Gulf --
Peace at last --
Democracy and survival --
Taming the Islamists --
Guns and butter --
The end of an era.
Responsibility: Roland Dallas.

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A biography of Jordan's King Hussein, examining some of the controversies and victories of his forty-six-year reign, looking at how he survived repeated assassination attempts, and discussing his four marriages and other aspects of his personal life.

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