Jordan's King Hussein is still under thirty, but what a life he has led and with what youthful ardor! Page after page couples international intrigues with playing field ingenuousness. There's Abdullah, the grandfather and the great influence; Tallal, the schizoid papa; comradeship at Harrow; discipline at Sandhurst; fast cars and solo fights; failure in the first marriage, romance in the second. Hussein strives to remove all barriers, to weather the continual crises of Middle East affairs. A first in blue blooded memoirs, this is personal, provocative, peppery -- a triple treat especially appealing to young people because of its youthful, vibrant hero.