By King Abdullah II of Jordan
A newsbreaking memoir that tackles head-on the hardest problem on this planet this present day.
while a death King Hussein stunned the area by way of deciding on his son instead of his brother, the longtime crown prince, to be the following king of Jordan, nobody was once extra stunned than the younger head of precise Operations, who stumbled on his existence was once in for a tremendous upheaval.
this can be the inspirational tale of a tender prince who went to boarding university in the United States and army academy in Britain and grew up believing he will be a soldier. again domestic, he hunted down terrorists and modernized Jordan's detailed Forces. Then, all at once, he came upon himself king. along with his spouse, Queen Rania, he remodeled what it intended to be a monarch, going undercover to flee the bubble of the court docket whereas she turned the Muslim world's so much passionate recommend of women's rights.
during this really candid memoir, King Abdullah tackles the one hardest factor he faces head-on- tips to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian standoff- and divulges himself to be a useful middleman among the United States and the Arab international. He writes concerning the influence of the Iraq struggle on his local and the way most sensible to take on Iran's nuclear objectives.
Why may a sitting head of kingdom decide to write concerning the so much explosive matters he faces? King Abdullah does so now simply because he believes we are facing a second of fact: a final likelihood for peace within the heart East. The prize is big, the price of failure some distance more than we dare imagine.
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