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A prince of our disorder : the life of T.E. Lawrence

Author: John E Mack
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass : Harvard University Press, 1998.
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John Mack explores the relationship between Lawrence's inner life and his historically significant actions. Interviews, correspondence, access to War Office dispatches and unpublished letters provide  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: T E Lawrence
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John E Mack
ISBN: 0674704940 9780674704947
OCLC Number: 245957552
Description: xxviii, 561 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: * Preface, 1998 * Introduction * Part 1: Family Background and Childhood *1. Chapmans and Lawrences *2. Childhood and Adolescence *3. Lawrence and His Family: The Burden of Illegitimacy * Part 2: Youth * Introduction *4. Literary Influences *5. Crusader Castles *6. Lawrence at Jesus College, 1907--1910 *7. The First Trip to the Middle East, 1909 *8. Lawrence at Carchemish *9. The Epic Dream and the Fact of War * Part 3: The War Years, 1914--1918 * Introduction *10. The Background of the Arab Revolt *11. Two Years in Cairo, 1914--1916 *12. The Course of the Arab Revolt *13. The Capture of Damascus *14. The Achievements of "Aurens" *15. The Question of Motivation *16. Lawrence the Enabler *17. The Conflict of Responsibility *18. The Heroic Legend and the Hero *19. The Shattering of the Dream * Part 4: The Political Years, 1918--1922 * Introduction *20. Arab Self-determination and Arab Unity *21. Leaving Damascus Behind *22. At the Paris Peace Conference *23. Return to England: London and All Souls *24. Lawrence and Churchill: The Political Settlements in the Middle East * Part 5: The Years in the Ranks, 1922--1935 *25. The Service Years: An Overview *26. Ross: The First RAF Enlistment *27. The Years in the Tanks *28. Cranwell *29. India *30. Mount Batten *31. "Boats, Boats, Boats" *32. Retirement and Death * Part 6: Further Dimensions *33. Intimacy, Sexuality and Penance *34. Lawrence Assayed * Appendix: Twenty-Seven Articles * Chapter Notes * Bibliography * Copyright Acknowledgments * Index
Responsibility: John E. Mack.

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A hugely admired, and Pulitzer prize-winning, biography which concentrates on the relationship between Lawrence's inner life and the actions and events which grew out of them. It is easy to warm to a Read more...

 
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