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Setting the Desert on Fire: T.e. Lawrence and Britain's Secret War in Arabia, 1916-1918 (09 Edition)

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It was T. E. Lawrence"s classic Seven Pillars of Wisdomthat made the Arab Revolt a legend and helped turn the British intelligence officer into the mythical 'Lawrence of Arabia.' But the intrigue behind the revolt and its startling consequences for the present-day Middle East have remained a mystery for nearly one hundred years. James Barr spent four years trawling declassified archives in Europe and crossing the hostile deserts of the Middle East to re-create the revolt as the international drama it really was. A colorful cast of Arab sheiks, British and French soldiers, spies, and diplomats come together in this gripping narrative of political maneuvering, guerrilla warfare, and imperial greed. Setting the Desert on Fireis a masterly account of a key moment in the history of the Middle East, and a portrait of Lawrence himself that is bright, nuanced, and full of fresh insights into the true nature of the master mythmaker.

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Greed and intrigue combine explosively in this gripping tale of how the mercurial Lawrence of Arabia changed the Middle East forever.

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"Barr turns history into a drama, with bright writing and a fascinating cast of characters." --Mary Foster,

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“Barr turns history into a drama, with bright writing and a fascinating cast of characters.” —Mary Foster, Associated Press

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T. E. Lawrence’s classic Seven Pillars of Wisdom made the Arab revolt a legend and helped turn him into the mythical “Lawrence of Arabia.” Setting the Desert on Fire is both a masterly account of the intrigue behind the revolt and its startling consequences for the present-day Middle East and a portrait of Lawrence that brings fresh insight to the true nature of the master mythmaker.

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T. E. Lawrence's classic Seven Pillars of Wisdom made the Arab revolt a legend and helped turn him into the mythical Lawrence of Arabia. Setting the Desert on Fire is both a masterly account of the intrigue behind the revolt and its startling consequences for the present-day Middle East and a portrait of Lawrence that brings fresh insight to the true nature of the master mythmaker.

About the Author

James Barr is the author of Setting the Desert on Fire. During the research for A Line in the Sand he was a Visiting Fellow at St Antony's College, Oxford. He lives in London.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780393335279
Author:
Barr, James
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Subject:
Military - World War I
Subject:
Middle East - General
Subject:
Europe - Great Britain - General
Subject:
Great britain
Copyright:
Publication Date:
April 2009
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
31 photos; 3 maps
Pages:
400
Dimensions:
8.3 x 5.5 x 1 in 0.67 lb

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Setting the Desert on Fire: T.e. Lawrence and Britain's Secret War in Arabia, 1916-1918 (09 Edition) Used Trade Paper
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Product details 400 pages W. W. Norton & Company - English 9780393335279 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Greed and intrigue combine explosively in this gripping tale of how the mercurial Lawrence of Arabia changed the Middle East forever.
"Synopsis" by , "Barr turns history into a drama, with bright writing and a fascinating cast of characters." --Mary Foster,
"Synopsis" by , “Barr turns history into a drama, with bright writing and a fascinating cast of characters.” —Mary Foster, Associated Press
"Synopsis" by , T. E. Lawrence’s classic Seven Pillars of Wisdom made the Arab revolt a legend and helped turn him into the mythical “Lawrence of Arabia.” Setting the Desert on Fire is both a masterly account of the intrigue behind the revolt and its startling consequences for the present-day Middle East and a portrait of Lawrence that brings fresh insight to the true nature of the master mythmaker.

"Synopsis" by , T. E. Lawrence's classic Seven Pillars of Wisdom made the Arab revolt a legend and helped turn him into the mythical Lawrence of Arabia. Setting the Desert on Fire is both a masterly account of the intrigue behind the revolt and its startling consequences for the present-day Middle East and a portrait of Lawrence that brings fresh insight to the true nature of the master mythmaker.
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