A news-breaking memoir that tackles head-on the toughest challenge in the world today.
a dying King Hussein shocked the world by picking his son rather than
his brother, the longtime crown prince, to be the next king of Jordan,
no one was more surprised than the young head of Special Operations, who
discovered his life was in for a major upheaval.
This is the
inspirational story of a young prince who went to boarding school in
America and military academy in Britain and grew up believing he would
be a soldier. Back home, he hunted down terrorists and modernized
Jordan's Special Forces. Then, suddenly, he found himself king. Together
with his wife, Queen Rania, he transformed what it meant to be a
monarch, going undercover to escape the bubble of the court while she
became the Muslim world's most passionate advocate of women's rights.
this exceptionally candid memoir, King Abdullah tackles the single
toughest issue he faces head-on—how to solve the Israeli-Palestinian
standoff—and reveals himself to be an invaluable intermediary between
America and the Arab world. He writes about the impact of the Iraq war
on his neighborhood and how best to tackle Iran's nuclear ambitions.
would a sitting head of state choose to write about the most explosive
issues he faces? King Abdullah does so now because he believes we face a
moment of truth: a last chance for peace in the Middle East. The prize
is enormous; the cost of failure far greater than we dare imagine.
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