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The golden warrior : the life and legend of Lawrence of Arabia

Author: Lawrence James
Publisher: New York : Paragon House, 1993.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st Paragon edView all editions and formats
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T.E. Lawrence was a true scholar, a man of irresistible charm who genuinely cared for the Arabs. He was also a shocking fabricator who invented, embellished, and used his own legend. This controversial and provocative biography overturns the mythology that surrounds this enigmatic man.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: T E Lawrence; T E Lawrence; Thomas-Edward Lawrence; Thomas E Lawrence
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lawrence James
ISBN: 1557785791 9781557785794
OCLC Number: 26591476
Notes: Originally published: London : George Weidenfeld and Nicolson Ltd., 1990. With new preface and appendix.
Description: xiii, 406 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: pt. 1. From Birth to Manhood: August 1888-August 1914. I. Ancestry and Inheritance. II. Boyhood and Schooling, 1888-1907. III. Oxford and The Orient, 1907-1910. IV. Wandering Scholar: The Middle East, 1910-1913. V. For King and Country, 1914 --
pt. 2. Intelligence Officer: December 1914-June 1916. I. War and Duty. II. Men and Ideas. III. A Secret War. IV. Adventures in Blunderland: Iraq, April 1916 --
pt. 3. With the Arabs at Aqaba: June 1916-July 1917. I.A Man of Destiny. II. Lawrence and the Arabs. III. Triumph at Aqaba --
pt. 4. The Road to Damascus: July 1917-October 1918. I. The Railway War. II. A Covert Operation. III. Dera: Degradation or Deception? IV. Betrayal. V. War's Mischances, November 1917-July 1918. VI. Damascus: Flawed Triumph --
pt. 5. The Legend of Lawrence of Arabia. I. Achievement. II. The Making of the Legend, 1918-1935. III. Living with a Legend --
pt. 6. Making the Best of It: November 1918-May 1935. I. Diplomat, 1918-1919. II. Kingmaker, 1919-1922. III. Man of Letters. IV. Gentleman Ranker, 1922-1935. V. Death of a Hero --
pt. 7. The Bubble Reputation.
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T.E. Lawrence was a true scholar, a man of irresistible charm who genuinely cared for the Arabs. He was also a shocking fabricator who invented, embellished, and used his own legend. This controversial and provocative biography overturns the mythology that surrounds this enigmatic man.

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