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Setting the desert on fire : T.E. Lawrence and Britain's secret war in Arabia, 1916-18

Author: James Barr
Publisher: London : Bloomsbury, 2007.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This full story of the desert revolt made famous by Lawrence of Arabia covers a wide range of characters, including Ronald Storrs, Sharif Husein, his malleable younger son Feisal, Sir Mark Sykes and Francois Picot and Lawrence himself. Their ambitions, rivalries and underhand actions are the subject of this book.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Barr, James, 1976-
Setting the desert on fire
(OCoLC)122283511
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: James Barr
ISBN: 9781408827895 1408827891
OCLC Number: 892077901
Notes: Originally published: 2006.
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Key figures in this book --
Maps --
A note on the text --
Prologue --
A clear-thinking hatchet man --
Will this do? --
The uprising starts and stutters --
The blame game begins --
The French arrive --
This was the man --
Crisis over Rabigh --
Turning point --
Wajh --
The first railway raids --
Differences over tactics --
Fighting for us on a lie --
Stalemate in the Hijaz --
Triumph at Aqaba --
The impact of Aqaba --
Impolitic truths --
Difficult times --
Gaza and Yarmuk : victory and failure --
Dara or Azrak : where was Lawrence? (15/21 November 1917) --
The Balfour declaration and its aftermath --
Fighting de luxe --
New conditions --
A complete muck-up --
Preparing for the push --
Holding operations --
The dara raid --
The road to Damascus --
A house with no door --
Epilogue.
Responsibility: James Barr.

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It is 1916. The Allies are struggling in the Great War. The Ottoman Sultan calls for a pan-Islamic jihad against all non-Muslims except Germans. But Sharif Husein, ruler of the holy city of Mecca, is  Read more...

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'Packs as much punch as one of Lawrence's train-blowing explosives' Sunday Times 'Barr puts the story of the Arab revolt and Lawrence's heroics in a wider context. This broad canvas takes in two Read more...

 
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