A Letter From The Publisher, may 6, 1957

JUST a year ago, when the boyish face of Jordan's King Hussein first appeared on TIME'S cover, TIME noted that "to young King Hussein the complex intrigues of Araby are as familiar as baseball statistics to a U.S. teenager. The Hashemites have found intrigue a matter of simple survival amidst ambitious rivals." The rivals are still there; so is the intrigue. But the boy is now a man—of 21. See The Education of a King (FOREIGN NEWS) for how Hussein tackled his man-sized job.

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