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Lawrence in Arabia : war, deceit, imperial folly and the making of the modern Middle East

Author: Scott Anderson
Publisher: New York : Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, [2013].
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st Ed
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A thrilling and revelatory narrative of one of the most epic and consequential periods in 20th century history - the Arab Revolt and the secret "great game" to control the Middle East. Based on years of intensive primary document research, LAWRENCE IN ARABIA definitively overturns received wisdom on how the modern Middle East was formed. Sweeping in its action, keen in its portraiture, acid in its condemnation of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: T E Lawrence; T E Lawrence
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Scott Anderson
ISBN: 038553292X 9780385532921
OCLC Number: 1003762741
Notes: Maps on endpapers.
Target Audience: A.
Description: xii, 577 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm
Contents: Playboys in the holy land --
A very unusual type --
Another and another nice thing --
To the last million --
A despicable mess --
The keepers of secrets --
Treachery --
The battle joined --
The man who would be kingmaker --
Neatly in the void --
A mist of deceits --
An audacious scheme --
Aqaba --
Hubris --
To the flame --
A gathering fury --
Solitary pursuits --
Damascus --
Epilogue: Paris.
Responsibility: Scott Anderson.

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A thrilling and revelatory narrative of one of the most epic and consequential periods in 20th century history - the Arab Revolt and the secret "great game" to control the Middle East. Based on years of intensive primary document research, LAWRENCE IN ARABIA definitively overturns received wisdom on how the modern Middle East was formed. Sweeping in its action, keen in its portraiture, acid in its condemnation of the destruction wrought by European colonial plots, this is a book that brilliantly captures the way in which the folly of the past creates the anguish of the present.

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