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Lion of Jordan : the life of King Hussein in war and peace

Author: Avi Shlaim
Publisher: London : Allen Lane, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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 book gives an account of his life and reign, written with access to many of his surviving papers.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Hussein, King of Jordan; Hussein, King of Jordan; Husain, Jordanien König II.
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Avi Shlaim
ISBN: 9780713997774 071399777X
OCLC Number: 163323042
Description: xx, 697 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Contents: 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 --
The year of revolution --
Arab foes and Jewish friends --
The Palestinian challenge --
The road to war --
Picking up the pieces --
Dialogue across the battle lines --
Civil war --
The United Arab Kingdom plan --
The October War --
The road to Rabat --
The Camp David Accords --
Lebanon and the Reagan Plan --
Peace partnership with the PLO --
The London Agreement --
Intifada and disengagement --
The Gulf Crisis and war --
From Madrid to Oslo --
Peace treaty --
The King's peace --
Collision course --
The last journey --
Epilogue : the life and legacy --
Jordanian secret meetings with Israeli officials --
The Hashemite Dynasty --
Chronology --
List of Interviews.
Responsibility: Avi Shlaim.
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