By Avi Shlaim
For many of his lengthy reign (1953-1999) Hussein of Jordan was once one of many dominant figures in center jap politics, its so much non-stop presence, and some of the most constant proponents of peace with Israel. this can be the 1st significant account of his lifestyles and reign, written with entry to lots of his surviving papers, with the co-operation (but now not approval) of his kin and employees, and huge interviews with policy-makers of many alternative nationalities.
About the Author:
Avi Shlaim was once born in Baghdad in 1945; grew up in Israel; and got his college schooling at Cambridge and the LSE. he's a Fellow of St. Antony's university, a member of the British Academy and a Professor of diplomacy on the collage of Oxford. earlier books comprise Collusion around the Jordan: King Abdullah, The Zionist circulate, and the Partition of Palestine (Winner of the Political reports Association's WJM Mackenzie Prize, 1988), battle and Peace within the center East: A Concise historical past (1995) and The Iron Wall: Israel and the Arab international (2000).