Biographies & Memoirs

Our Last Best Chance: The Pursuit of Peace in a Time of Peril

Our Last Best Chance: The Pursuit of Peace in a Time of Peril

When a dying King Hussein shocked the world by picking his son rather than his brother, the longtime crown prince, to be the next king of Jordan, no one was more surprised than the young head of Special Operations, who discovered his life was in for a major upheaval.

This is the inspirational story of a young prince who went to boarding school in America and military academy in Britain and grew up believing he would be a soldier. Back home, he hunted down terrorists and modernized Jordan's Special Forces. Then, suddenly, he found himself king. Together with his wife, Queen Rania, he transformed what it meant to be a monarch, going undercover to escape the bubble of the court while she became the Muslim world's most passionate advocate of women's rights.

Chapter 1: The Conflict Begins

Chapter 2: The 1967 War

Chapter 3: Dark Clouds over Amman

Chapter 4: Arriving in America

Chapter 5: Sandhurst

Chapter 6: Qatraneh Nights

Chapter 7: A Secret Mission

Chapter 8: “You Guys Don’t Stand a Chance”

Chapter 9: A Royal Wedding

Chapter 10: Lessons in Diplomacy

Chapter 11: Very Special Operations

Chapter 12: In the Footsteps of a Legend

Chapter 13: Becoming King

Chapter 14: Friends and Neighbors

Chapter 15: Transforming Jordan

Chapter 16: Desert Deerfield

Chapter 17: Jerusalem at the Heart of Conflict

Chapter 18: Seeking Peace, Getting War

Chapter 19: War in the Desert

Chapter 20: “We Will Be Greeted as Liberators”

Chapter 21: My Islam

Chapter 22: Jordan’s 9/11

Chapter 23: The Amman Message

Chapter 24: The End of an Era

Chapter 25: The Mask Slips

Chapter 26: A New Voice from America

Chapter 27: Fortress Israel or a Fifty-Seven-State Solution?