The Resource Lion of Jordan : the life of King Hussein in war and peace, Avi Shlaim

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

Label
Lion of Jordan : the life of King Hussein in war and peace
Title
Lion of Jordan
Title remainder
the life of King Hussein in war and peace
Statement of responsibility
Avi Shlaim
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
From the Publisher: During his long reign (1953-1999), King Hussein of Jordan was one of the most dominant figures in Middle Eastern politics and a consistent proponent of peace with Israel. This is the first major account of his life, written with access to his official documents and with the cooperation (but not approval) of his family and staff, and also extensive interviews with international policy makers. For more than forty years, Hussein walked a tightrope between the Palestinians and Arab radicals on the one hand and Israel on the other. Avi Shlaim reveals that, for the sake of dynastic and national survival, Hussein initiated a secret dialogue with Israel in 1963 that encompassed more than one thousand hours with Golda Meir, Shimon Peres, Yitzhak Shamir, Yitzhak Rabin, and countless others. Shlaim reconstructs this dialogue across battle lines from previously untapped Israeli records and the firsthand accounts of key participants, and makes clear that it was Israeli intransigence that was largely responsible for the failure to achieve a peaceful settlement between 1967 and 1994. At Hussein's memorial service at St. Paul's Cathedral, the Prince of Wales hailed him as "a man amongst men, a king amongst kings." Lion of Jordan illuminates the triumphs and disappointments, the qualities and character of this extraordinary soldier and statesman, and significantly rewrites the history of the Middle East over the past fifty years
Summary
A study of the life of King Hussein of Jordan examines his dominant role in Middle Eastern politics during his long reign, his secret dialogue with Israeli leaders beginning in 1963, and his role as a consistent proponent of peace with Israel
Action
digitized
Biography type
individual biography
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275486
Cataloging source
OCLCE
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Shlaim, Avi
Dewey number
  • 956.9504/3092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
DS154.55
LC item number
.S54 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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True
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  • Hussein
  • Arab-Israeli conflict
  • Jordan
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
the life of King Hussein in war and peace
Label
Lion of Jordan : the life of King Hussein in war and peace, Avi Shlaim
Link
http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteId=285&titleId=227381
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 685-695) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
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 -- Interviews
Control code
ocn648502503
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
1 online resource (xxi, 723 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780141903644
Level of compression
  • lossless
  • lossy
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations, maps.
Publisher number
EB00169796
Reformatting quality
  • preservation
  • access
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
405C4405-A050-40B8-8E44-07292F6A9E1A
System control number
(OCoLC)648502503
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
Lion of Jordan : the life of King Hussein in war and peace, Avi Shlaim
Link
http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteId=285&titleId=227381
Publication
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 685-695) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
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 -- Interviews
Control code
ocn648502503
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
1 online resource (xxi, 723 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780141903644
Level of compression
  • lossless
  • lossy
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations, maps.
Publisher number
EB00169796
Reformatting quality
  • preservation
  • access
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
405C4405-A050-40B8-8E44-07292F6A9E1A
System control number
(OCoLC)648502503
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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