PDF NEW [King's Counsel A Memoir of War Espionage and Diplomacy in the Middle East]


10 thoughts on “PDF NEW [King's Counsel A Memoir of War Espionage and Diplomacy in the Middle East]

  1. says: Jack OConnell ´ 3 characters read × eBook or Kindle ePUB ´ Jack OConnell PDF NEW [King's Counsel A Memoir of War Espionage and Diplomacy in the Middle East]

    read × eBook or Kindle ePUB ´ Jack OConnell Jack OConnell ´ 3 characters review King's Counsel A Memoir of War Espionage and Diplomacy in the Middle East King’s CounselJack O’ConnellThis was a very interesting memoir describing an extraordinary relationship between the K

  2. says: review King's Counsel A Memoir of War Espionage and Diplomacy in the Middle East PDF NEW [King's Counsel A Memoir of War Espionage and Diplomacy in the Middle East]

    read × eBook or Kindle ePUB ´ Jack OConnell PDF NEW [King's Counsel A Memoir of War Espionage and Diplomacy in the Middle East] Jack OConnell ´ 3 characters Despite the cynicism which comes with reading a book by a CIA guy one has to appreciate the criticism which O'Connell levels against

  3. says: PDF NEW [King's Counsel A Memoir of War Espionage and Diplomacy in the Middle East]

    read × eBook or Kindle ePUB ´ Jack OConnell PDF NEW [King's Counsel A Memoir of War Espionage and Diplomacy in the Middle East] Jack OConnell ´ 3 characters Jack O'Connell served

  4. says: PDF NEW [King's Counsel A Memoir of War Espionage and Diplomacy in the Middle East] review King's Counsel A Memoir of War Espionage and Diplomacy in the Middle East

    Jack OConnell ´ 3 characters read × eBook or Kindle ePUB ´ Jack OConnell review King's Counsel A Memoir of War Espionage and Diplomacy in the Middle East One of my part time jobs is working as an audiobook proofer I’ve been proofing audiobooks for a little over 6 months and for the most part it has been a series of marginally interesting but not uite captivating science fiction or western narratives with the occasional bland non fiction book King’s Counsel is

  5. says: PDF NEW [King's Counsel A Memoir of War Espionage and Diplomacy in the Middle East] Jack OConnell ´ 3 characters review King's Counsel A Memoir of War Espionage and Diplomacy in the Middle East

    review King's Counsel A Memoir of War Espionage and Diplomacy in the Middle East PDF NEW [King's Counsel A Memoir of War Espionage and Diplomacy in the Middle East] A distinctive and eye opening look at the work of the CIA and its connection with Middle East diplomacy over the p

  6. says: review King's Counsel A Memoir of War Espionage and Diplomacy in the Middle East Jack OConnell ´ 3 characters read × eBook or Kindle ePUB ´ Jack OConnell

    PDF NEW [King's Counsel A Memoir of War Espionage and Diplomacy in the Middle East] Very informative book about Jordan the Middle East and Israel Honestly told by the American lawyer for king Hussein of Jordan This book filled in a lot of blanks in my knowledge of the Middle EastIsrael and the MANY mistakes numerous American presidents made trying to “fix” the issues The last chapter is very inspirational Most Americans don’t understand the Middle East Supporting the Middle East not Israel does not make you a holoca

  7. says: PDF NEW [King's Counsel A Memoir of War Espionage and Diplomacy in the Middle East]

    PDF NEW [King's Counsel A Memoir of War Espionage and Diplomacy in the Middle East] Very good book based on the author's relationship with King Hussein and his role in the CIA His insight on everything from the wars with Israel to the the Ira wars was very interesting

  8. says: PDF NEW [King's Counsel A Memoir of War Espionage and Diplomacy in the Middle East]

    PDF NEW [King's Counsel A Memoir of War Espionage and Diplomacy in the Middle East] There are plenty of books about the Middle East the Palestinians Israel the peace process etc But it is not often and for me actually the first time that you read a book written from the Jordanian perspective This is really refreshing The author knows king Hussein Jordan and the whole region very well As a former CIA chief of station in Amman and a lawyer representing Jordan in Washington he has seen it all In the introduction we can read

  9. says: PDF NEW [King's Counsel A Memoir of War Espionage and Diplomacy in the Middle East]

    PDF NEW [King's Counsel A Memoir of War Espionage and Diplomacy in the Middle East] review King's Counsel A Memoir of War Espionage and Diplomacy in the Middle East A Very interesting encounter coming from first hand witness on one of the most extraordinary personalities in in the middle east As far as I remember I did not read such an honest thorough analysis and storytelling like this about such topics before the input of Mr O’Connell about everything he has seen and witnessed during his time with king Hussein and in the area and in general gives an extraordinary insight about t

  10. says: read × eBook or Kindle ePUB ´ Jack OConnell PDF NEW [King's Counsel A Memoir of War Espionage and Diplomacy in the Middle East]

    Jack OConnell ´ 3 characters read × eBook or Kindle ePUB ´ Jack OConnell review King's Counsel A Memoir of War Espionage and Diplomacy in the Middle East Amazing firsthand account of Middle Eastern politics from the point of view of CIA operative who earned the trust of the King of Jordan In many ways this is a tragic story of opportunities to peace missed

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


  • Hardcover
  • 288
  • King's Counsel A Memoir of War Espionage and Diplomacy in the Middle East
  • Jack OConnell
  • English
  • 21 April 2020
  • 9780393063349

review King's Counsel A Memoir of War Espionage and Diplomacy in the Middle East

read × eBook or Kindle ePUB ´ Jack OConnell Jack OConnell ´ 3 characters review King's Counsel A Memoir of War Espionage and Diplomacy in the Middle East 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 WarThe book's leitmotif is betrayal Hussein the Middle East. One of my part time jobs is working as an audiobook proofer I ve been proofing audiobooks for a little over 6 months and for the most part it has been a series of marginally interesting but not uite captivating science fiction or western narratives with the occasional bland non fiction book King s Counsel is the first book that I ve proofed where I was absolutely sucked in I studied abroad in Amman Jordan during college and visited the country several times as well I wish that I had read this book before living in Amman no fault of my own it was only published in 2011 I don t know if it would have made me love Amman any I m not a huge fan of the place or if it really changed my feelings about Jordan at all But I do think that I gained a historical appreciation for Jordan and for King Hussein that several Middle East history classes I took in college didn t give me I wonder if that is because I didn t listen or they didn t teach me about it They were all classes spanning a dozen countries and hundreds if not thousands of years though How can you understand modern Middle Eastern political maneuvering that way An inch deep and a mile wide just one of many undergrad problems For one thing I never realized how big of a deal it was to loose the West Bank I d always considered the West Bank of interest to the Israelis and the Palestinians and though I knew Jordan had the West Bank up until 1967 it never occurred to me that they ever wanted it back That is glossed over in our backwards glance to the 6 Days War But for several years thereafter it was something that the Jordanians were trying to negotiate and regain control Return of the West Bank was even stipulated as part of Resolution 242 which I knew but again never really considered the implications But we don t live in that world any where Jordan wants the West Bank and so it was interesting to go back in time if you will and see the aftermath of the 1967 war from the Jordanian perspective BTW Jack O Connell and his co author are not great writers The writing is Spartan and wholly functional with no thought given to form I am fine with this but if this isn t a topic that you already enjoy you will not be able to get through it mostly likely However I see this as a natural style for someone who worked as a CIA operative and lawyer for decades The book is almost legal in its declarations of fact and event and when O Connell injects personal anecdotes and opinion into the narrative as he does often it is completely straight storytelling with little detectable embellishment or overreaching This led me to take much of the narration at face value though O Connell no doubt has biases that run deep But so what He had decades of experience in the Middle East He might have biases but they are informed biases and he deserves to be part of the conversation In fact I think that for all his biases O Connell presents a very evenhanded nuanced account He fully describes many of King Hussein s failings as he praises his character and leadership If you are concerned with bias creep in his recounting of the last 40 years of 20th century Arab Israeli politics don t toss the book out I recommend instead picking up a book that is of eual informed biases but for the other side This is the only way towards nuance and this is the only way towards peace That s right peace That s the cue for it s time to get preachyBecause though his book is about the King of Jordan it is largely a book about Jordan and Israel and Middle Eastern peace King Hussein was a king who continually sought peace in one of the world s most conflicted areas He made a lot of mistakes the book does not gloss over these mistakes like his alliance with Nasser and putting the Jordanian military under his control right before the 6 Days War or Hussein s tendency to be swayed by the opinion of other Arab leaders even at the risk of his own country s interests nor do I totally buy O Connell s attempt to wave away the money given to King Hussein by the US Government and CIA as a non issue But when there were tough negotiations Hussein was there When there were problems he put forth solutions and when there was a chance for compromise he took it These are indications of someone who really believes in peace There are other parties at work here who stall blame and play games to maximize their own returns These are people not interested in peace and this book though again with some bias A little It s a memoir for crying out loud not a textbook I expect this points to many within Israel the US the UN and Palestinian factions as contributing to the problemI recommend this book to anyone who wants to know why if every US president since Jimmy Carter has promised peace between Israel and Palestine and the other Arab states why we still don t have it I recommend this book to anyone who wants to know about the US role in Middle East politics and to anyone fascinated by a modern monarchy like the Hashemite royal family

read × eBook or Kindle ePUB ´ Jack OConnellKing's Counsel A Memoir of War Espionage and Diplomacy in the Middle East

read × eBook or Kindle ePUB ´ Jack OConnell Jack OConnell ´ 3 characters review King's Counsel A Memoir of War Espionage and Diplomacy in the Middle East 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 deepenedHis narrative contains secrets that. Jack O Connell served as CIA station chief in Jordan from 1963 to 1971 becoming the closest foreign advisor of that country s leader King Hussein and remaining his friend and attorney in the decades after that King s Counsel is his memoir and it contains not only personal insight into the mess that is the Middle East peace process or lack thereof but heretofore unrevealed first person observations of history unfolding as well as the powerful behind the scenes forces shaping itThe writing itself is not exceptional but the subject matter is fascinating and it is eye opening to read the views of O Connell an old school CIA man cut from much of the same cloth as the diplomatic corps on people like Henry Kissinger Saddam Hussein Anwar Sadat the Israelis and various US presidents and administrations It is a clear eyed largely apolitical look at the way the United States has behaved in the Middle East most importantly with regard to our hypocritical support of Israel and our serial betrayal of JordanHighly recommended for students of modern history and real world diplomatic intrigue Eduardo Aronica Brooklyn Gambino Soldier reliable Middle East ally Over time their bond of trust and friendship deepenedHis narrative contains secrets that. Jack O Connell served as CIA station chief in Jordan from 1963 to 1971 becoming the closest foreign advisor of that country s leader King Hussein and de Munich La Libration. 1938-1944 (Points histoire) remaining his friend and attorney in the decades after that King s Counsel is his memoir and it contains not only personal insight into the mess that is the Middle East peace process or lack thereof but heretofore unrevealed first person observations of history unfolding as well as the powerful behind the scenes forces shaping itThe writing itself is not exceptional but the subject matter is fascinating and it is eye opening to Essays Biographical Critical and Historical IIlustrative of the Rambler Adventurer Idler and of the Various Periodical Papers Volume 1 read the views of O Connell an old school CIA man cut from much of the same cloth as the diplomatic corps on people like Henry Kissinger Saddam Hussein Anwar Sadat the Israelis and various US presidents and administrations It is a clear eyed largely apolitical look at the way the United States has behaved in the Middle East most importantly with Captain Action Riddle of the Glowing Men regard to our hypocritical support of Israel and our serial betrayal of JordanHighly Unbridled Unlikely Lovers #1 recommended for students of modern history and Romancing the Werewolf real world diplomatic intrigue

Jack OConnell ´ 3 characters

read × eBook or Kindle ePUB ´ Jack OConnell Jack OConnell ´ 3 characters review King's Counsel A Memoir of War Espionage and Diplomacy in 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 bo. There are plenty of books about the Middle East the Palestinians Israel the peace process etc But it is not often and for me actually the first time that you read a book written from the Jordanian perspective This is really refreshing The author knows king Hussein Jordan and the whole region very well As a former CIA chief of station in Amman and a lawyer representing Jordan in Washington he has seen it all In the introduction we can read how he and the king was trying to the get this history written down In the end Mr O Connell had to write it himself And I think those interested in the region should be grateful for thatJust make sure that this is not your first book about the Middle East that you are going to read In order to fully appreciated it you should have a good understanding of main players and events Otherwise you ll miss out on added value of this book which is in small details