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Avi Shlaim
Avi Shlaim

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Avi Shlaim was born in Baghdad in 1945, grew up in Israel, and studied at Cambridge University and the London School of Economics. He is a Fellow of St. Anthony's College and a professor of international relations at the University of Oxford. He was elected a Fellow of the British Academy in 2006. His books include Collusion Across the Jordan: King Abdullah, the Zionist Movement, and the Partition of Palestine (winner of the Political Studies Association’s 1988 WJM Mackenzie Prize); The Politics of Partition; War and Peace in the Middle East: A Concise History; and The Iron Wall: Israel and the... Read More

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Lion of Jordan
The Life of King Hussein in War and Peace
Written by Avi Shlaim


Format: Trade Paperback, 768 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: October 6, 2009
Price: $19.00

The first major account of the life of an extraordinary soldier and statesman, King Hussein of Jordan.

Throughout his long reign (1953—1999), Hussein remained a dominant figure in Middle Eastern politics and a consistent proponent of peace with Israel. For over forty years he walked a tightrope between Palestinians and Arab radicals... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

Lion of Jordan

Written by Avi Shlaim


Format: eBook, 400 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: September 9, 2008
Price: $14.99

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