Our Last Best Chance: The Pursuit of Peace in a Time of Peril

Our Last Best Chance: The Pursuit of Peace in a Time of Peril

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by King Abdullah II of Jordan
     
 

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A call for peace by the most dynamic leader of the Arab world.

At a time of unprecedented upheaval in the Middle East, King Abdullah II of Jordan is almost unique in enjoying widespread popular support. He is the ultimate modern-day monarch, as comfortable at a business conference as he is at a meeting of the Arab League. In this prescient

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A call for peace by the most dynamic leader of the Arab world.

At a time of unprecedented upheaval in the Middle East, King Abdullah II of Jordan is almost unique in enjoying widespread popular support. He is the ultimate modern-day monarch, as comfortable at a business conference as he is at a meeting of the Arab League. In this prescient memoir-cum-manifesto, he makes an urgent plea to push for a solution to the Arab-Israeli crisis. He writes with disarming frankness about his own upbringing and warns of the brewing resentment in the region. A call to arms by the most dynamic young ruler in the Arab world, Our Last Best Chance helps explain the volatile underpinnings of the new Arab awakening.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780143120308
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
03/27/2012
Pages:
400
Sales rank:
594,497
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.30(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

King Abdullah II spent his formative years in the United States, where he went to Eaglebrook and Deerfield, and in England, where he trained to be an officer at Sandhurst. A cavalry officer in the Jordanian army, he eventually became commander of the Jordanian Special Forces, a position that allowed him to forge invaluable relationships with intelligence and military offices around the world. The head of the Hashemite family, he is a forty-third generation direct descendant of the Prophet Mohammad. His family ruled the holy city of Mecca for more than eight hundred years and his great-grandfather led the Arab revolt for independence from Ottoman rule.

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Our Last Best Chance: The Pursuit of Peace in a Time of Peril 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Everyone interested in the Middle East and Jordan should read this book. Candid view of his majesty's perspective of the troubles in the region . He is his father's son,
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Thoughtful insights into the Middle East from the perspective of an elnlightened and highly educated and effective leader . A rare opportunity to understand the complex issues facing Jordan and the Middle East
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