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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 ©2013
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : 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: Biography
Named Person: T E Lawrence
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Scott Anderson
ISBN: 9781782391999 1782391991 9781782392002 1782392009 9781782392026 1782392025
OCLC Number: 900727970
Notes: Originally published: New York : Doubleday, 2013
Description: x, 575 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates : black & white illustrations, maps, portraits ; 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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