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Setting the desert on fire : T.E. Lawrence and Britain's secret war in Arabia, 1916-1918

Author: James Barr
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Co., 2008.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : English : First American editionView all editions and formats
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"During World War I, the region now known as the Middle East was a turbulent, violent zone, as warring Western powers scrabbled for resources and influence while the locals--the Arabs and the Turks of the Ottoman Empire--fought their own battles and found their own allies" -- inside cover.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Barr, James, 1976-
Setting the desert on fire.
(DLC) 2007039274
(OCoLC)154706833
Named Person: T E Lawrence; T E Lawrence; Thomas E Lawrence
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: James Barr
ISBN: 9780393070958 0393070956
OCLC Number: 916066594
Description: 1 online resource (x, 382 pages) : illustrations, maps.
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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"During World War I, the region now known as the Middle East was a turbulent, violent zone, as warring Western powers scrabbled for resources and influence while the locals--the Arabs and the Turks of the Ottoman Empire--fought their own battles and found their own allies" -- inside cover.

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