Lawrence of Arabia: The Authorized Biography of T.E. Lawrence

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Atheneum, 1990 - History - 1188 pages
Lawerence of Arabia--the name conjures up swirling visions of desert sand and galloping camels, of epic victories and horrific personal sacrifices. But behind the heroic legend and the haunting images the reliable information is surprisingly scarce: Just who was T.E. Lawrence? In the pages of this book lies the answer--or, rather, the answers. Lawrence was medievalist who became a modern-day knight as leader of the Arab Revolt against the Turks: he was a British secret agent who became the most celebrated yet misunderstood military genius of World War I; he was an obsessed writer whose autobiography, The Seven Pillars of Wisdom, is now world famous; he was an intensely private man whose name became a household word. His exploits mesmerized the general public, while his character deeply impressed those who knew him. And, at last, he has been effectively captured in print, in this landmark biography by Jeremy Wilson.

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Numerous books have been written about T.E. Lawrence since his death in 1935, particularly in the last decade. This volume is fuller and more balanced than its predecessors, drawing extensively on ... Read full review


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