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Lawrence: The Uncrowned King of Arabia

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Lawrence of Arabia began World War I as a map clerk and ended it as one of the great figures of the war. He altered the face of the Middle East, and almost single-handedly formulated many of the precepts of modern guerrilla warfare. Yet he refused any honors for his achievements and spent much of the rest of his life in the ranks of the army and the Royal Air Force, in near obscurity. Lawrence deliberately turned his life into a conundrum and set out to mystify those who came after him-beginning with his own account of the Arab Revolt, The Seven Pillars of Wisdom, in 1926- thereby assuring his place as a mythical cult-figure for posterity. He saw himself as an intellectual rather than a soldier, and a wanderer after sensations rather than a man of action. He wore an endless series of masks. But who was the real man behind these disguises? Desert explorer and Arab scholar Michael Asher set out to solve this riddle of appearances. Retracing many of Lawrence's desert journeys, he gained startling new insights into his character. The result is a biography that captures the elusive man behind the myth.

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B format paperback edition of this biography of T.E. Lawrence, painting a picture of a hero whose greatness owed as much to his weaknesses as to his strengths. 32pp illus.

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ISBN:
9780140258547
Author:
ASHER, MICHAEL
Publisher:
Penguin Books, Limited (UK)
Location:
N
Subject:
Biography-Military
Copyright:
Edition Description:
NEW ED
Publication Date:
19991028
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
448
Dimensions:
198 x 128 in.

Related Subjects

Biography » Historical
Biography » Military
History and Social Science » Middle East » T.E. Lawrence
History and Social Science » World History » General
History and Social Science » World History » Middle East

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"Synopsis" by , B format paperback edition of this biography of T.E. Lawrence, painting a picture of a hero whose greatness owed as much to his weaknesses as to his strengths. 32pp illus.

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