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

Author: Scott Anderson
Publisher: London : Atlantic Books, 2014.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Arab Revolt against the Turks in World War One was, in the words of T.E. Lawrence, 'a sideshow of a sideshow'. Amidst the slaughter in European trenches, the Western combatants paid scant attention to the Middle Eastern theatre. As a result, the conflict was shaped to a remarkable degree by a small handful of adventurers and low-level officers far removed from the corridors of power. At the centre of it all was  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Anderson, Scott.
Lawrence in Arabia : War, Deceit, Imperial Folly and the Making of the Modern Middle East.
New York : Atlantic Books Ltd, ©2014
Named Person: T E Lawrence; T E Lawrence
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Scott Anderson
ISBN: 9781782392019 1782392017
OCLC Number: 889667375
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Cover; Also by Scott Anderson; Title Page; Copyright Page; Dedication; Contents; Author's Note; Maps; Introduction; Part One; Chapter 1 Playboys in the Holy Land; Chapter 2 A Very Unusual Type; Chapter 3 Another and Another Nice Thing; Chapter 4 To the Last Million; Chapter 5 A Despicable Mess; Chapter 6 The Keepers of Secrets; Chapter 7 Treachery; Part Two; Chapter 8 The Battle Joined; Chapter 9 The Man Who Would Be Kingmaker; Chapter 10 Neatly in the Void; Chapter 11 A Mist of Deceits; Chapter 12 An Audacious Scheme; Chapter 13 Aqaba; Part Three; Chapter 14 Hubris; Chapter 15 To the Flame. Chapter 16 A Gathering FuryChapter 17 Solitary Pursuits; Chapter 18 Damascus; Epilogue: Paris; Acknowledgments; Notes; Bibliography; Index.
Responsibility: Scott Anderson.

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The Arab Revolt against the Turks in World War One was, in the words of T.E. Lawrence, 'a sideshow of a sideshow'. Amidst the slaughter in European trenches, the Western combatants paid scant attention to the Middle Eastern theatre. As a result, the conflict was shaped to a remarkable degree by a small handful of adventurers and low-level officers far removed from the corridors of power. At the centre of it all was Lawrence. In early 1914 he was an archaeologist excavating ruins in the sands of Syria; by 1917 he was battling both the enemy and his own government to brin.

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