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Hero : the life and legend of Lawrence of Arabia

Author: Michael Korda
Publisher: New York, NY : Harper, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
Summary:
The acclaimed author of the "New York Times"--Bestseller "Ike" returns with a definitive new biography of the legendary British scholar, adventurer, soldier, and hero who became a myth in his lifetime--T.E. Lawrence, Lawrence of Arabia
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biographies
Legends
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Korda, Michael, 1933-
Hero.
New York, NY : Harper, ©2010
(DLC) 2010033189
(OCoLC)535495500
Named Person: T E Lawrence; T E Lawrence; T E Lawrence; T E Lawrence; T E Lawrence; T E Lawrence; T E Lawrence
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Korda
ISBN: 9780062023674 0062023675
OCLC Number: 698365775
Description: 1 online resource (xvii, 762 pages [24] pages of plates) : illustrations, maps, portraits
Contents: "Who is this extraordinary pip-squeak?" --
Aqaba, 1917 : the making of a hero --
"The family romance" --
Oxford, 1907-1910 --
Carchemish : 1911-1914 --
Cairo : 1914-1916 --
1917 : "The uncrowned king of Arabia" --
1918 : triumph and tragedy --
In the great world --
"Backing into the limelight" : 1920-1922 --
"Solitary in the ranks" --
Apotheosis --
Epilogue: Life after death.
Responsibility: by Michael Korda.

Abstract:

The acclaimed author of the "New York Times"--Bestseller "Ike" returns with a definitive new biography of the legendary British scholar, adventurer, soldier, and hero who became a myth in his lifetime--T.E. Lawrence, Lawrence of Arabia

The story of an epic life on a grand scale: a revealing, in-depth biography of the extraordinary, mysterious, and dynamic Englishman whose daring exploits and romantic profile--including his blond, sun-burnished good looks and flowing white robes--made him an object of intense fascination, still famous the world over as "Lawrence of Arabia." An Oxford scholar and archaeologist, Lawrence was sent to Cairo as a young intelligence officer in 1916. He vanished into the desert in 1917 only to emerge later as one of the greatest--and certainly most colorful--figures of World War One. As Korda shows, Lawrence was not only a man of his times; he was a visionary whose accomplishments--farsighted diplomat and kingmaker, military strategist of genius, perhaps the first modern "media celebrity" (and one of the first victims of it), and an acclaimed writer--transcended his era.--From publisher description

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