Lawrence of Arabia

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Sterling Publishing Company, Inc., 2006 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 163 pages
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Colorful characters, a larger-than-life hero, stirring battles, death-defying desert treks, and an adventure rich in mystery and romance, are all depicted by a great writer. That and more is what readers will find in this spellbinding biography of Lawrence of Arabia that is impossible to put down. Bestselling author and screenwriter Alistair MacLean follows Lawrence as he breaks with tradition to live with Arabs and, using modern-day guerrilla tactics, helps them defeat the Turks and gain an independent state. In addition to the enthralling details of the campaign, MacLean provides valuable insight into the origins of the Middle East we know today.
  

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Review: Lawrence of Arabia (World Landmark Books #52)

User Review  - Myrna Hartenberger - Goodreads

Enjoyed reading of the middle east and the first WW in this story of Lawrence Read full review

Review: Lawrence of Arabia (World Landmark Books #52)

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Careful you may like this epic. I did. Read full review

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Contents

The Land of Arabia
3
The Training of a Desert Fighter
18
First Victory
31
The March on Aqaba
45
Guerilla Warfare
61
Failure and Success
73
Forward Again
91
Victory on All Sides
106
The Rout of the Turks
122
A Triumphant Entry into Damacus
135
A Peaceful Settlement
149
AFTERWORD
158
INDEX
160
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
163
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About the author (2006)

Alistair MacLean, the son of a minister, was brought up in the Scottish Highlands. In 1941 he joined the Royal Navy. After the war he read English at Glasgow University and became a teacher. Two and a half years spent aboard a wartime cruiser gave him the background for HMS Ulysses, his remarkably successful first novel, published in 1955. He is now recognized as one of the outstanding popular writers of the 20th century, the author of 29 worldwide bestsellers, many of which have been filmed.

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