King Hussein: A Life on the Edge Roland Dallas

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Published: February 26th 1999

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King Hussein: A Life on the Edge  by  Roland Dallas

King Hussein: A Life on the Edge by Roland Dallas
February 26th 1999 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, ZIP | 336 pages | ISBN: | 10.73 Mb

Roland Dallas, in the first biography of King Hussein since his death, tells the story of a remarkable leader whose dramatic life was never far from the brink of disaster. He was sixteen when his grandfather was gunned down at his side in Jerusalem,MoreRoland Dallas, in the first biography of King Hussein since his death, tells the story of a remarkable leader whose dramatic life was never far from the brink of disaster. He was sixteen when his grandfather was gunned down at his side in Jerusalem, barely escaping the assassins bullets himself.

He grew to be a master in the art of survival, weathering several direct attempts on his life while facing one political crisis after another, both domestically and in his affairs with neighboring Israel. As King, Hussein ran his country as a benevolent strongman, although, by Arab standards, Jordan was open, free and democratic, a model for the Middle East.

Husseins personal life was no less dramatic. He was a dashing, handsome man with a love of cars, guns, and sport, marrying four times, once to an Englishwoman - the mother of Abdullah, who succeeded him as Jordans new king - and most recently to the American-born Queen Noor. His third wife Alia was killed in a tragic helicopter accident.. King Hussein was one of the extraordinary world leaders of the century- an invaluable source of stability and peace in a particularly volatile region.

His televised appearance centerstage at the Wye meeting while he was fighting for his life at the Mayo Clinic, confirmed, once again, as a man of substance, determined, even in his final days, to contribute to the process of peace.



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