Abdullah of Jordan, King. My Memoirs Completed. Translated by Harold W. Glidden. London: Longman, 1978.
Founder of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, King Abdullah was a landmark figure during the awakening of the contemporary Arab World. Born of a family that was descended from the Prophet Muhammad, King Abdullah was Prince of the Hijaz who led the Arab Revolt against the Ottoman Empire during the First World War. He was able to create a remarkably well-administered state which helped lay the foundations for a country that is today one of the most prosperous and stable of Middle Eastern countries.
This Epilogue was compiled during the crucial years between 1948 and 1952, the year of his death. It examines the events and the circumstances which led to the disasters of 1948; with many contemporary documents, it traces the relations at that time between Jordan and neighboring Arab countries. King Abdullah lived to see new subjections, but throughout this book we see his undaunted faith in the ultimate liberation and unity of the Arabs. This edition is the first to carry an introduction written by the grandson of King Abdullah, the present King Hussein I of Jordan.