Lunt, James. Hussein of Jordan. New York: William Morrow and Company, Inc., 1989.

Which head of state is critical to the achievement of a just and lasting peace in the Middle East? Whether Jew or Arab, the consensus is that King Hussein of Jordan will play that vital role. This political biography, written by a man who has been on close terms with the King of Jordan for 30 years, presents an in-depth portrait of one of the most remarkable monarchs of our time. At the tender age of eighteen, King Hussein came to power in 1953 and is today the longest serving Head of State in the world. He has rebuilt Jordan’s military and economic structure, moved his country slowly but surely into the modern world without upsetting Arab conservatives, and gave his fellow citizens faith in their nation.