Hussein and Abdullah: Inside the Jordanian Royal Family by Randa Habib
During his forty-six year rein, King Hussein of Jordan preserved his kingdom against rising Islamism and maintained its neutrality in the face of conflicting interests of neighbouring countries. Hussein left his son a stable kingdom, allied to the West. Today, King Abdullah is following in his father's footsteps, positioning himself as a peace broker alongside the United Nations in the hopes of ending the sixty-year Middle East conflict. Randa Habib's book is a lively chronicle of the end of an era and a fascinating account of twenty-first century Jordan, the Jordan of King Abdullah and Queen Rania.