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It was on Friday, July 20, 1951, the second of two days that my grandfather and I were spending in Jerusalem, that tragedy, the cruelest of all teachers, helped to transform me from a boy into a man". Thus begins the author’s account of the assassination of his grandfather King Abdullah, and his explanation of how at his grandfather’s insistence that he, Hussein, wear a un ...more
Hardcover, First Edition (U.S.), 306 pages
Published 1962 by Bernard Geis Associates
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Lubna ALajarmah
كل ما يكتبه الحسين - رحمه الله - يصيبني بنشوة لا ادري سرّها ... هذا الملك الإنسان الذي ما زالت ذكراه موجودة الى اليوم بعد ثلاثة عشر عاما من وفاته .. أكاد اسمع صوته الآن يهدر على الإذاعة أو التلفزيون المحلي وهو يردد جملته المشهورة "فلنبني هذا البلد .. ولنخدم هذه الأمة".ه

تغطي السيرة فترة محددة من حياة الملك الحسين بن طلال رحمه الله، بدءاً من ولادة الملك عام 1935، وانتهاءً بولادة نجله الملك عبد الله الثاني عام 1961. وهي فترة حرجة مر بها الأردن، روى الملك الحسين الأحداث بأسلوب أدبي مشوّق وسرد تفصيلي
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Areej M.
Apr 13, 2011 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Aishat Arslan
Recommended to Areej M. by: No One
طباعة الكتاب سيئة (هناك الكثير من الأخطاء الإملائية)

غلب على السيرة الطابع العاطفي، ابتدأها براوية اغتيال جدهن التي من الواضح انها أثرت على شخصيته.
هناك الكثير من الأحداث غير موجودة في كتب التاريخ المدرسية في الاردن وخاصة ما تعلق بمحاولات الاغتيال، واسباب تنحي الملك طلال، وتفاصيل تعريب الجيش.

وضح على الكتاب هجوم خفي لجمال عبدالناصر الثائر الشيوعي في الدول العربية، وكيف حاول اغتياله غير مرة.

أكثر ما اساء للسيرة ان الكاتب حرص على بيان انه دائما يختار الخيار الصحيح رغم معارضة الاشخاص حوله وفي النهاية ي
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Mohammad
May 06, 2011 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
ليست إلا محاولة لتلميع صورة أحد أكبر الخونة العرب برأيي.
لكن لا يمنع أنّي استفدت منه بعض الأمور.
مع أنّه يصعب الجزم بصحّة الكثير من الأحداث و ما إن كانت قد سارت هكذا فعلاً.
Shirin
Sep 06, 2014 rated it really liked it
I looked up this book because I was interested to know what has happened to the house of Hashims, or Bani Hashim, the descendants of the Prophet Muhammad after Mecca was taken by the house of Saud.

This is an autobiography of King Hussein 1 of Jordan. It was easy to read and quite fascinating although I cannot help feeling tired after reading each escapade ...attempts on His Majesty's life and there were quite a few. I cannot imagine being His Majesty's shoes.

The story began quite care freely, th
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Gundopush
Oct 29, 2013 rated it liked it
It's a good book that covers the tumultuous early life and first few years of King Hussein's rule. The writing is warm, conversational, welcoming, and refreshingly unassuming.

Occasionally the book veers into self aggrandizement, but the tone is so casual, it tends not to come across as arrogant. It can be somewhat jarring for a Western reader (though I did spend a semester in Jordan) to read about a King talking about the importance of democracy.

Given the niche nature of the book; I am not sur
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Al-anoud Al-Sarhan
Once you start you cannot put it down.a very intriguing memoir of a great man who took responsibility at a very young age with so much wisdom and foresight just like his grand father.facing challenges and keeping a much more critical eye on every Jordan's political and economic stability..May he rest in Peace
Obada Zayadneh
May 20, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
كتاب أثر جداً على شخصيتي، طريقة السرد فيها طابع روائي ولكن هناك الكثير من الاخطاء الطباعية ولكنه كان جيداً، وتعلمت منه أن الملك عليه أن يكون خادماً لشعبه.
اقتباس:
"تذكر أن أهم شيءٍ في الحياة أن يكون لديك التصميم على العمل، وأن تبذل قصارى جهدك بغض النظر عن العوائق والصعوبات التي تواجهك. عندها فقط تستطيع أن تتعايش مع نفسك ومع الله."
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Dec 11, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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