Synopses & Reviews
T. E. Lawrence remains one of the most fascinating and enigmatic figures of the 20th century. This account, composed of his remarkable epistles to contemporaries such as Lady Astor, Noel Coward, Robert Graves, Mrs. Thomas Hardy, and Mrs. George Bernard Shaw, discloses both the inner man and the political and military visionary often obscured behind the mystery and myth of "Lawrence of Arabia." Among the letters is a wealth of intriguing correspondence that divulges the true nature of Lawrence's role in the Arab Revolt, his anxieties about his illegitimacy, and his secret feelings on women and sexuality. In their entirety, these letters describe a remarkable but tragic life and provide ample proof of a gifted literary mind.