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Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T. E. Lawrence
Seven Pillars of Wisdom

tacomawhite, May 22, 2008

This is an outstanding personal account of T.E. Lawrence (also known as "Lawrence of Arabia") adventures in the Middle East during the Great War. His intimate journal not only describes his life and death challenges of organizing the multitude of Arab tribes to fight for the defeat of the Turks in order to gain an English foothold in the Middle East. But he includes his unique impression of the beginnings of English Imperialism over the region. If you're a political junkie and want a first source take on the birth of the Middle East conflict then you'll thoroughly enjoy this book. Lawrence contrasts the differences between the East and West attitudes on sex, family but especially the place of religion and God in both cultures. This is an important take on theses subjects in light of todays debate between the difference of Eastern and Western societies. With all this said this isn't a history book but a personal diary filled with a revealing account of his controversial rape after his capture by the Turks, and his shadowed statements on his homosexual experiences while "embedded" with the warring tribes. T. E. Lawrence reveals himself as a sensitive man who is struggling to find his identity as an Englishman who doesn't want to fit into the stereotype image of western stoicism and sexual prudism that is representative of the Victorian period.
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Seven Pillars of Wisdom: A Triumph. T.E. Lawrence by T. E. Lawrence
Seven Pillars of Wisdom: A Triumph. T.E. Lawrence

tacomawhite, May 22, 2008

This is an outstanding personal account of T.E. Lawrence (also known as "Lawrence of Arabia") adventures in the Middle East during the Great War. His intimate journal not only describes his life and death challenges of organizing the multitude of Arab tribes to fight for the defeat of the Turks in order to gain an English foothold in the Middle East. But he includes his unique impression of the beginnings of English Imperialism over the region. If you're a political junkie and want a first source take on the birth of the Middle East conflict then you'll thoroughly enjoy this book. Lawrence contrasts the differences between the East and West attitudes on sex, family but especially the place of religion and God in both cultures. This is an important take on theses subjects in light of todays debate between the difference of Eastern and Western societies. With all this said this isn't a history book but a personal diary filled with a revealing account of his controversial rape after his capture by the Turks, and his shadowed statements on his homosexual experiences while "embedded" with the warring tribes. T. E. Lawrence reveals himself to be sensitive man who is struggling to find his identity as an Englishman who doesn't want to fit into the stereotype image of western stoicism and sexual prudism that is representative of the Victorian period.
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The Seven Pillars of Wisdom by John Hoover
The Seven Pillars of Wisdom

tacomawhite, May 22, 2008

This is an outstanding personal account of T.E. Lawrence (also known as "Lawrence of Arabia") adventures in the Middle East during the Great War. His intimate journal not only describes his life and death challenges of organizing the multitude of Arab tribes to fight for the defeat of the Turks in order to gain an English foothold in the Middle East. But he includes his unique impression of the beginnings of English Imperialism over the region. If you're a political junkie and want a first source take on the birth of the Middle East conflict then you'll thoroughly enjoy this book. Lawrence contrasts the differences between the East and West attitudes on sex, family but especially the place of religion and God in both cultures. This is an important take on theses subjects in light of todays debate between the difference of Eastern and Western societies. With all this said this isn't a history book but a personal diary filled with a revealing account of his controversial rape after his capture by the Turks, and his shadowed statements on his homosexual experiences while "embedded" with the warring tribes. T. E. Lawrence reveals himself as a sensitive man who is struggling to find his identity as an Englishman who doesn't want to fit into the stereotype image of western stoicism and sexual prudism that is representative of the Victorian period.
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Seven Pillars of Wisdom: A Triumph by T E Lawrence
Seven Pillars of Wisdom: A Triumph

tacomawhite, May 22, 2008

This is an outstanding personal account of T.E. Lawrence (also known as "Lawrence of Arabia") adventures in the Middle East during the Great War. His intimate journal not only describes his life and death challenges of organizing the multitude of Arab tribes to fight for the defeat of the Turks in order to gain an English foothold in the Middle East. But he includes his unique impression of the beginnings of English Imperialism over the region. If you're a political junkie and want a first source take on the birth of the Middle East conflict then you'll thoroughly enjoy this book. Lawrence contrasts the differences between the East and West attitudes on sex, family but especially the place of religion and God in both cultures. This is an important take on theses subjects in light of todays debate between the difference of Eastern and Western societies. With all this said this isn't a history book but a personal diary filled with a revealing account of his controversial rape after his capture by the Turks, and his shadowed statements on his homosexual experiences while "embedded" with the warring tribes. T. E. Lawrence reveals himself as a sensitive man who is struggling to find his identity as an Englishman who doesn't want to fit into the stereotype image of western stoicism and sexual prudism that is representative of the Victorian period.
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tacomawhite, May 21, 2008

This is an outstanding personal account of T.E. Lawrence (also known as "Lawrence of Arabia") adventures in the Middle East during the Great War. His intimate journal not only describes his life and death challenges of organizing the multitude of Arab tribes to fight for the defeat of the Turks in order to gain an English foothold in the Middle East. But he includes his unique impression of the beginnings of English Imperialism over the region. If you're a political junkie and want a first source take on the birth of the Middle East conflict then you'll thoroughly enjoy this book. Lawrence contrasts the differences between the East and West attitudes on sex, family but especially the place of religion and God in both cultures. This is an important take on theses subjects in light of todays debate between the difference of Eastern and Western societies. With all this said this isn't a history book but a personal diary filled with a revealing account of his controversial rape after his capture by the Turks, and his shadowed statements on his homosexual experiences while "embedded" with the warring tribes. T. E. Lawrence reveals himself as a sensitive man who is struggling to find his identity as an Englishman who doesn't want to fit into the stereotype image of western stoicism and sexual prudism that is representative of the Victorian period.
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