Our Last Best Chance

Our Last Best Chance

The Pursuit of Peace in A Time of Peril

Large Print - 2011
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A newsbreaking memoir from a sitting head of state that tackles head-on the toughest challenge in the world today. When a dying King Hussein shocked the world by picking his son rather than his brother to be the next king of Jordan, no one was more surprised than the young head of Special Operations. This is the inspirational story of a young prince who grew up believing he would be a soldier and found himself king. In his exceptionally candid memoir, King Abdullah tackles the single toughest issue he faces head-on: how to solve the Israeli-Palestinian standoff.
Publisher: Waterville, Me. : Thorndike Press, 2011
Edition: Large print ed
ISBN: 9781410436030
1410436039
Branch Call Number: LT 956.9504 ABD
LG PRINT 956.9504 A
Characteristics: 595 p. (large print) : ill. (large print) ; 23 cm

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rpavlacic
Aug 17, 2015

This book is worth the read. Like King Hussein (who made the name honourable before that other Hussein showed up on the scene), Abdullah is a voice of reason in the Middle East. He was right when he wrote this book and with events since its publication, it appears that indeed time is running out before a path that is irreversible is taken.

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de_grammont
Aug 26, 2013

A bit more autobiographical that I would have expected it to be, but a good book nonetheless.

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Eleusis
Sep 26, 2011

A rare opportunity to know the thoughts of a moderate leader of the Middle East.

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Koldawne
Jul 23, 2011

I found this a really interesting read which broadened my understanding of the main underlying issue contributing to the conflicts in the area around the Middle East.

Quite interesting to see the conflicts and attitudes that prevailed in the area before the recent outbreaks of public demonstrations which overthrew the government in Egypt as well as the demonstrations in Lybia & Syria etc...

debwalker Feb 27, 2011

"In laying out his goal for peace and a non-radical Islam, Jordan's King Abdullah II is a voice of reason and moderation."
Michael Bell
Globe & Mail
Feb 26, 2011

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