Our Last Best Chance: A Story of War and Peace

Our Last Best Chance: A Story of War and Peace

by King Abdullah II of Jordan

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ISBN-13: 9781101190135
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 02/22/2011
Sold by: Penguin Group
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 400
Sales rank: 933,004
File size: 404 KB
Age Range: 18 Years

About 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.

Table of Contents

Preface xi

Part I

1 The Conflict Begins 3

2 The 1967 War 14

3 Dark Clouds over Amman 22

4 Arriving in America 31

Part II

5 Sandhurst 43

6 Qatraneh Nights 50

7 A Secret Mission 56

8 "You Guys Don't Stand a Chance" 64

9 A Royal Wedding 77

10 Lessons in Diplomacy 86

11 Very Special Operations 100

Part III

12 In the Footsteps of a Legend 111

13 Becoming King 130

14 Friends and Neighbors 142

15 Transforming Jordan 155

16 Desert Deerfield 177

Part IV

17 Jerusalem at the Heart of Conflict 187

18 Seeking Peace, Getting War 196

19 War in the Desert 215

20 "We Will Be Greeted as Liberators" 225

Part V

21 My Islam 239

22 Jordan's 9/11 250

23 The Amman Message 257

Part VI

24 The End of an Era 267

25 The Mask Slips 280

26 A New Voice from America 291

27 Fortress Israel or a Fifty-Seven-State Solution? 307

Acknowledgments 329

Index 333

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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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