King's counsel: a memoir of war, espionage, and diplomacy in the Middle East

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[2011]
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Jack O'Connell possessed an uncanny ability to be at the center of things. On his arrival in Jordan in 1958, he unraveled a coup aimed at the young King Hussein, who would become America's most reliable Middle East ally. Over time, their bond of trust and friendship deepened. His narrative contains secrets that will revise our understanding of the Middle East. In 1967, O'Connell tipped off Hussein that Israel would invade Egypt the next morning. Later, as Hussein's Washington counselor, O'Connell learned of Henry Kissinger's surprising role in the Yom Kippur War. The book's leitmotif is betrayal. Hussein, the Middle East's only bona fide peacemaker, wanted simply the return of the West Bank, seized in the Six-Day War. Despite American promises, the clear directive of UN Resolution 242, and the years of secret negotiations with Israel, that never happened. Hussein's dying wish was that O'Connell tell the unknown story in this book.

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subject_facetAutobiographies
Biographies
Hussein, -- King of Jordan, -- 1935-1999 -- Friends and associates
Israel-Arab War, 1967
Jordan -- Foreign relations -- United States
Lawyers -- Washington (D.C.) -- Biography
Middle East -- Politics and government -- 1945-
O'Connell, Jack, -- 1921-2010
Political consultants -- Jordan -- Biography
Political consultants -- United States -- Biography
United States -- Foreign relations -- Jordan
United States. -- Central Intelligence Agency -- Officials and employees -- Biography
title_displayKing's counsel : a memoir of war, espionage, and diplomacy in the Middle East
title_fullKing's counsel : a memoir of war, espionage, and diplomacy in the Middle East / Jack O'Connell with Vernon Loeb
title_shortKing's counsel
title_suba memoir of war, espionage, and diplomacy in the Middle East
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Friends and associates
Hussein
Israel-Arab War, 1967
Lawyers
O'Connell, Jack
Officials and employees
Political consultants
Politics and government