Understanding The Middle East Book Club - 'King's Counsel'

Understanding The Middle East group meets on the third Monday of  the month at 7 p.m.  It has the purpose of exploring the rich culture of the Middle East through literature (poetry, fiction, memoirs). They do include readings of non-fiction as they try to gain an understanding of history and current events.  Although they read writers from the west, the goal is to discover the many talented authors from middle eastern countries who may not be well known in the U.S.  Even though discussions of politics cannot always be avoided, this is not the focus.

For more information, contact Tina Martin at  tgmartin89@hotmail.com.  New members are always welcome.

January 15 - King's Counsel by Jack O'Connell

Event date: 
Monday, January 15, 2018 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
North Hills
4209-100 Lassiter Mill Road
Raleigh, NC 27609
King's Counsel: A Memoir of War, Espionage, and Diplomacy in the Middle East Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9780393063349
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: W. W. Norton & Company - May 19th, 2011

His narrative contains secrets that 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 War The book's leitmotif is betrayal.