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Leaders & Notable People
  • Author:
    Queen Noor
  • ISBN:
    0786867175
  • ISBN13:
    978-0786867172
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    Miramax; 1 edition (March 18, 2003)
  • Pages:
    480 pages
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    Leaders & Notable People
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Wish everyone would read Queen Noor's book. So much of what we have been told even by own government has been untrue, and harmful to Jordan, and undeserving for all that King Hussein did and tried to do to avoid the Iraq war. My eyes were opened and I admire her for her strength, perseverance, and power as a good human being. Her love for her husband and her adopted country are both obvious and her writing gives some personal insights while maintaining the privacy of the royal family of Jordan and that of her own family.

After reading it, I was pleased that I was able to ask intelligent questions during my bi-weekly phone calls to my sister and have some hope of one day understanding her answers.

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Leap of Faith : Memoirs of an Unexpected Life (2003) is a book written by Queen Noor of Jordan, wife of the late Jordanian King Hussein I. Sharing a personal perspective on the past three decades of world history, Leap of Faith highlights Queen Noor&. Sharing a personal perspective on the past three decades of world history, Leap of Faith highlights Queen Noor's views on Islam and the West; the challenges of rearing her family; her work as Queen and humanitarian activist; and her struggles to protect her husband as he slipped into the illness that would kill him in 1999

Avi Shlaim enjoys Leap of Faith by Queen Noor, the American who won the heart of Jordan's king. The sub-title of this engaging and inspiring book is Memoirs of an Unexpected Life.

Avi Shlaim enjoys Leap of Faith by Queen Noor, the American who won the heart of Jordan's king. For a young American woman to marry an Arab king was indeed unexpected but not entirely unpredicted. At a farewell dinner at a restaurant in Tehran, an acquaintance told Lisa Halaby her fortune in the traditional Middle Eastern way, by reading her coffee cup. He turned over the cup, flipped it back, and studied the patterns within. You will return to Arabia," he predicted. And you will marry someone highborn, an aristocrat from the land of your ancestors.

This memoir provides a vital perspective on thirty years of turbulent world history from the Arab point of view: the displacement .

A fascinating and dramatic portrait of a woman who took a great risk in a part of the world where womens roles are narrowly defined.

Queen Noor The true beginning of the book comes on page 32, when the author, then a student at Princeton, learned of the death of four students and injury of nine students at Kent.

I note as a preface that I am aware. The true beginning of the book comes on page 32, when the author, then a student at Princeton, learned of the death of four students and injury of nine students at Kent State University at the hands of an undisciplined Ohio National Guard armed with real bullets.

Memoirs of an Unexpected Life. Not long after the former Lisa Halaby married King Hussein of Jordan in 1978, she was asked by an American interviewer whether the couple planned to have children together. She replied ''If God wills'' to what she regarded as a casual inquiry, only to find People magazine running a story titled: ''A Blue-Jeaned American in Jordan Says of Her King: 'I'd Be Delighted to Have His Child.

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Leap of Faith is the dramatic and inspiring story of an American woman's remarkable journey into the heart of a man and his nation.

Born into a distinguished Arab-American family and raised amid privilege, Lisa Halaby joined the first freshman class at Princeton to accept women, graduating in 1974 with a degree in architecture and urban planning. Two years later, while visiting her father in Jordan, she was casually introduced on the airport runway to King Hussein. Widely admired in the Arab world as a voice of moderation, and for his direct lineage to the prophet Muhammad, Hussein would soon become the world's most eligible bachelor after the tragic death of his wife. The next time they met, Hussein would fall headlong in love with the athletic, outspoken daughter of his longtime friend. After a whirlwind, secret courtship Lisa Halaby became Noor Al Hussein, Queen of Jordan.

With eloquence and candor, Queen Noor speaks of the obstacles she faced as a naive young bride in the royal court, of rebelling against the smothering embrace of security guards and palace life, and of her own successful struggle to create a working role as a humanitarian activist In a court that simply expected Noor to keep her husband happy. As she gradually took on the mantle of a queen, Noor's joys and challenges grew. After a heartbreaking miscarriage, she gave birth to four children. Meshing the demands of motherhood with the commitments of her position often proved difficult, but she tried to keep her young children by her side, even while flying the world with her husband in his relentless quest for peace. This mission would reap satisfying rewards, including greater Arab unity and a peace treaty with Israel, and suffer such terrible setbacks as the Gulf War and the assassination of Prime Minister Rabin.

Leap of Faith is a remarkable document. It is the story of a young American woman who became wife and partner to an Arab monarch. It provides a compelling portrait of the late King Hussein and his lifelong effort to bring peace to his wartorn region, and an insider's view of the growing gulf between the United States and the Arab nations. It is also the refreshingly candid story of a mother coming to terms with the demands the king's role as a world statesman placed on her family's private life. But most of all it is a love storythe intimate account of a woman who lost her heart to a king, and to his people.


Urreur
One of the best books I’ve ever read. I’m half Jordanian and I grew up hearing the songs dedicated to King Hussein and dancing to them. I remember seeing her on Larry king live when I was in 9. This book was very sentimental to me. I nearly cried when I read his mentioning of her in his last letter. She also shed gave me thorough understanding of the palistinian Israeli conflict. I nearly cried at the end when I finished the book. Worth the read for sure and I’ll always keep the book.❤️❤️❤️
DarK-LiGht
Wish everyone would read Queen Noor's book. So much of what we have been told even by own government has been untrue, and harmful to Jordan, and undeserving for all that King Hussein did and tried to do to avoid the Iraq war. My eyes were opened and I admire her for her strength, perseverance, and power as a good human being.
Hiclerlsi
This book is definitely a very good read. Of course it's a love story, a bit of a privileged life, and often quite serious, BUT it makes clear the issues in the Middle East. So important to understand. Of all the books I've read, and there are many, this one fits in the "Important" category. It should be a best seller. I highly recommend it.
Virn
I am always asking, "what did the author edit?" She wants her husband and her adopted country to look the best in this book. Since the book has ended, she spends most of her time in England.....Times and politics change, so Queen Noor is not in favor as she was once.

The memoirs were well written, but a timeline of events and a map would have helped me understand the region and the events of which she was writing.
Fordrelis
I bought this book as part of my quest to learn more about Jordan after a recent visit there but only read it after my second visit to that country.

I had already read Avi Shlaim's Lion of Jordan (Lion of Jordan: The Life of King Hussein in War and Peace (Vintage)) and King Abdullah II's book (Our Last Best Chance: The Pursuit of Peace in a Time of Peril), so was not looking for an historical account, but for something more personal. Queen Noor's book is certainly a personal account, with enough historical context. Her love for her husband and her adopted country are both obvious and her writing gives some personal insights while maintaining the privacy of the royal family of Jordan and that of her own family.

It is an easy book to read and will provide another perspective from which to view Arabs, Muslims and the Middle East - something which is greatly needed.
Llallayue
Somewhat of a misnomer. Only a few pages are about the Queen.
Most of it is a hagiography of King Hussein. If pitched as such, I'd buy a lot more.
Whitebinder
Queen Noor is inspiring. The book (because it is so interesting) leaves the reader wanting to know more about her, the Royal family, Jordan, and the Middle East. However, Queen Noor is easily the most fascinating figure in this story and I'm so glad she wrote her story now, not later as she contemplated. After reading the entire book, the only criticism I had was that she compared the American GOVERNMENT'S views with European CITIZENS' views (concluding that Americans are more narrow minded about the situation with Israel). My reaction was that she should compare governments with governments and people with people. Although our government is pro-Israel to an extreme, I think most of the general citizens believe our government should be neutral (just as the European citizens believe). However, we never have any political candidates who stand on that platform. Anyway, I'm sure it was an unintentional mis-comparison and though it struck a nerve, this was a good read. The reviewers who say she does not open up enough (in my view) miss the point of her reserved character, the Muslim honor and privacy belief system, and Noor's dignity. For goodness sake, she even said she almost never held hands with her husband in public. Why would she disgrace her family honor now by publishing a tell-all book? Instead, she showed her intelligence, but also her respect for her husband, family, and country. I agree her politics are slanted to her view (and to her country's view) but face it, it's her book.
I found Truth in this book that was never shared about King Hussein and the efforts to lead to lasting peace in that region. Things shared in this book were kept from us by the US Govt. and the US News reports about the Israeli aggression and blocking a lasting peace with the behind the scenes collaborations between the US and Israel. King Hussein was a man much like Ghandi and other modern day saints. His efforts for peace were always obstructed by Israels refusal to completely return to only the land given them in the 1948 aggreement establishing the nation of Israel which was done unfairly for the Palestinians. We only have our US Govt. and the Israeli Govt. for the hatred of the Jews and the rise of terrorism in the world. All they wanted was an equal distribution of the land and the Palestinians right to independence as a nation. You can easily deduct this from reading this book for yourself. Before WWI the US kept out of world politics. Since then our involement has created many Problems for us at home and abroad, a huge war machine and many of our men and women dying for what?
We have plenty of injustices in our own country to resolve instead of undermining stituations elsewhere in the world! Queen Noor,thank you for writing your account of your husbands peace efforts!