Lawrence in Arabia

Lawrence in Arabia
Author: Scott Anderson
Pages: 577
ISBN: 0307476413
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Release: 2014-05-06
Editor: Anchor Books
Language: un

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Finalist for the 2014 National Book Critics Circle Award in Biography One of the Best Books of the Year: The Christian Science Monitor NPR The Seattle Times St. Louis Post-Dispatch Chicago Tribune A New York Times Notable Book The Arab Revolt against the Turks in World War I was, in the words of T. E. Lawrence, "a sideshow of a sideshow." As a result, the conflict was shaped to a remarkable degree by a small handful of adventurers and low-level officers far removed from the corridors of power. At the center of it all was Lawrence himself. In early 1914 he was an archaeologist excavating ruins in Syria; by 1917 he was riding into legend at the head of an Arab army as he fought a rearguard action against his own government and its imperial ambitions. Based on four years of intensive primary document research, Lawrence in Arabia definitively overturns received wisdom on how the modern Middle East was formed.

Lawrence in Arabia

Lawrence in Arabia
Author: Scott Anderson
Pages: 592
ISBN: 9780385532938
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Release: 2013-08-06
Editor: Anchor
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

One of the Best Books of the Year: The Christian Science Monitor NPR The Seattle Times St. Louis Post-Dispatch Chicago Tribune A New York Times Notable Book Finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award in Biography The Arab Revolt against the Turks in World War I was, in the words of T. E. Lawrence, “a sideshow of a sideshow.” As a result, the conflict was shaped to a remarkable degree by a small handful of adventurers and low-level officers far removed from the corridors of power. At the center of it all was Lawrence himself. In early 1914 he was an archaeologist excavating ruins in Syria; by 1917 he was riding into legend at the head of an Arab army as he fought a rearguard action against his own government and its imperial ambitions. Based on four years of intensive primary document research, Lawrence in Arabia definitively overturns received wisdom on how the modern Middle East was formed.

Hero

Hero
Author: Michael Korda
Pages: 784
ISBN: 9781845138370
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Release: 2011-03-24
Editor: Aurum
Language: en

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Michael Korda’s Hero is an epic biography of the mysterious,Englishman whose daring exploits made him an object of intense fascination, known the world over as ‘Lawrence of Arabia. An Oxford Scholar and archaeologist, T.E. Lawrence was sent to Cairo as an intelligence officer in 1916 and vanished into the desert in 1917. He united and led the Arab tribes to defeat the Turks and eventually capture Damascus, an adventure he recorded in the classic Seven Pillars of Wisdom. A born leader, utterly fearless and seemingly impervious to pain and danger, he remained modest, and retiring. Farsighted diplomat, brilliant military strategist, the first media celebrity, and acclaimed writer, Lawrence was a visionary whose achievements transcended his time: had his vision for the modern Middle East been carried through, the hatred and bloodshed that have since plagued the region might have prevented. The democratic reforms he would have implemented as British High Commissioner of Egypt, are those the Egyptians are now demanding, 91 years later. Ultimately, as this magisterial work demonstrates, Lawrence remains the paradigm of the hero in modern times.

With Lawrence in Arabia

With Lawrence in Arabia
Author: Lowell Thomas
Pages: 329
ISBN:
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Release: 1924
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Lawrence of Arabia s War

Lawrence of Arabia s War
Author: Neil Faulkner
Pages: 528
ISBN: 9780300196832
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Release: 2016-01-01
Editor: Yale University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A wealth of new research and thinking on Lawrence, the Arab Revolt, and World War One in the Middle East, providing essential background to today's violent conflicts Rarely is a book published that revises our understanding of an entire world region and the history that has defined it. This groundbreaking volume makes just such a contribution. Neil Faulkner draws on ten years of field research to offer the first truly multidisciplinary history of the conflicts that raged in Sinai, Arabia, Palestine, and Syria during the First World War. In Lawrence of Arabia's War, the author rewrites the history of T. E. Lawrence's legendary military campaigns in the context of the Arab Revolt. He explores the intersections among the declining Ottoman Empire, the Bedouin tribes, nascent Arab nationalism, and Western imperial ambition. The book provides a new analysis of Ottoman resilience in the face of modern industrialized warfare, and it assesses the relative weight of conventional operations in Palestine and irregular warfare in Syria. Faulkner thus reassesses the historic roots of today's divided, fractious, war-torn Middle East.

Seven Pillars of Wisdom

Seven Pillars of Wisdom
Author: T.E. Lawrence,General Press
Pages: 160
ISBN: 9789390492855
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Release: 2021-05-07
Editor: GENERAL PRESS
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Seven Pillars of Wisdom is a memoir of the soldier known as 'Lawrence of Arabia.’ Lawrence is a fascinating and controversial figure and his talent as a vivid and imaginative writer shines through on every page of his masterpiece. ‘Seven Pillars of Wisdom’ written between 1919 and 1926, is an extraordinary tale of action, politics and adventure. The story describes heroism through instances of war by a man who not only shaped events but was molded by them. The genre of the book can be related to many broad subjects like political history, military strategy, pathology or travel story. Lawrence, known as the defender of the empire, had found war in the Arab world and a long-lasting sideline to the War to End All Wars. This war produced more war during the time, in which, along with many other eminent writers, Lawrence was also involved. Seven Pillars of Wisdom provides a unique portrait of this extraordinary man and an insight into the birth of the Arab nation.

Lawrence of Arabia

Lawrence of Arabia
Author: Jeremy Wilson
Pages: 453
ISBN: 0020826621
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Release: 1992
Editor: Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Clears up misconceptions about the life and career of the enigmatic British soldier

Lawrence of Arabia on War

Lawrence of Arabia on War
Author: Robert Johnson
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781472834898
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Release: 2020-04-30
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

One hundred years ago, Captain Lawrence and an unlikely band of Arab irregulars captured the strategic port of Aqaba after an epic journey through waterless tracts of desert. Their attacks on railways during the Great War are well known and have become the stuff of legend, but while Lawrence himself has been the subject of fascinating biographies, as well as an award-winning film, the context of his war in the desert, and his ideas on war itself, are less well-known. This new title offers a high-paced evaluation of T. E. Lawrence 'of Arabia' and the British military operations in the Near East, revising and adding to conventional narratives in order to tell the full story of this influential figure, as well as the Ottoman-Turkish perspective, and the Arabs' position, within the context of the war. It is also a study of warfare and the manner in which Lawrence and others made their assessments of what was changing, what was distinctive, and what was unique to the desert environment. This book sets Lawrence in context, examines the peace settlement he participated in, and describes how Lawrence's legacy has informed and inspired those partnering and mentoring local forces to the present day.

Imperial Ambitions

Imperial Ambitions
Author: Noam Chomsky,David Barsamian
Pages: 240
ISBN: 1429980818
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Release: 2010-04-01
Editor: Metropolitan Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In this first collection of interviews since the bestselling 9-11, our foremost intellectual activist examines crucial new questions of U.S. foreign policy Timely, urgent, and powerfully elucidating, this important volume of previously unpublished interviews conducted by award-winning radio journalist David Barsamian features Noam Chomsky discussing America's policies in an increasingly unstable world. With his famous insight, lucidity, and redoubtable grasp of history, Chomsky offers his views on the invasion and occupation of Iraq, the doctrine of "preemptive" strikes against so-called rogue states, and the prospects of the second Bush administration, warning of the growing threat to international peace posed by the U.S. drive for domination. In his inimitable style, Chomsky also dissects the propaganda system that fabricates a mythic past and airbrushes inconvenient facts out of history. Barsamian, recipient of the ACLU's Upton Sinclair Award for independent journalism, has conducted more interviews and radio broadcasts with Chomsky than has any other journalist. Enriched by their unique rapport, Imperial Ambitions explores topics Chomsky has never before discussed, among them the 2004 presidential campaign and election, the future of Social Security, and the increasing threat, including devastating weather patterns, of global warming. The result is an illuminating dialogue with one of the leading thinkers of our time—and a startling picture of the turbulent times in which we live.

Lawrence of Arabia

Lawrence of Arabia
Author: L. Robert Morris,Lawrence Raskin
Pages: 237
ISBN: STANFORD:36105002367311
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Release: 1992
Editor: New York ; Toronto : Doubleday
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Two years in the making and the winner of seven Academy Awards, David Lean's screen classic Lawrence of Arabia has been seen and enjoyed by millions since 1962. Specially compiled for the film's 30th anniversary, this volume provides, for the first time, an account of this film's remarkable genesis, artistry, and influence.

A Prince of Our Disorder

A Prince of Our Disorder
Author: John E. Mack
Pages: 561
ISBN: 0674704940
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Release: 1998
Editor: Harvard University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Presents portrait of the soldier and leader most widely known as Lawrence of Arabia, set against the history, politics, and society of the times.

Lawrence

Lawrence
Author: Michael Asher
Pages: 464
ISBN: 9780141910093
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Release: 1999-10-28
Editor: Penguin UK
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

'The best life of Lawrence yet published' - The Express Lawrence was a brilliant propagandist, rhetorician and manipulator, who deliberately turned his life into a conundrum. But who was the real man behind the masks? Lawrence began the GreatWar as a map-clerk and ended it as one of the greatest military heroes of the 20th century. He altered the face of the Middle East, helped to lead the Arabs to freedom and formulated modern guerilla warfare. Yet he refused any honours and spent therest of his life in near obscurity. Desert explorer and Arabist, Michael Asher, set out to solve this riddle and discovers a hero whose greatness owed as much to his weaknesses as to his strengths.

The Murder of Lawrence of Arabia

The Murder of Lawrence of Arabia
Author: Matthew Eden
Pages: 256
ISBN: UOM:39015009318943
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Release: 1980
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Moonlight Hotel

Moonlight Hotel
Author: Scott Anderson
Pages: 432
ISBN: 9781400095636
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Release: 2007-08
Editor: Anchor
Language: en

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A mid-level diplomat assigned to the backwater Middle Eastern kingdom of Kutar in the mid-1980s, David Richards discovers the unintended consequences of American involvement in the continuous tribal conflict that troubles the country, when an error in judgment by an American military advisor leaves the capital city of Laradan at the mercy of a rebel force. Reprint.

The Man who Tried to Save the World

The Man who Tried to Save the World
Author: Scott Anderson
Pages: 380
ISBN: 9780385486668
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Release: 2000
Editor: Anchor
Language: en

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Provides a portrait of Fred Cuny, a renegade engineer who journeyed into countries torn apart by disaster, until his disappearance on a mission to the Russian republic of Chechnya.

The Young T E Lawrence

The Young T  E  Lawrence
Author: Anthony Sattin
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9780393242676
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Release: 2015-01-26
Editor: W. W. Norton & Company
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

An intimate biography of the years that turned T. E. Lawrence into Lawrence of Arabia. Lawrence of Arabia's heroism during the Arab revolt and his disgust at the subsequent betrayal of the Arabs in the postwar negotiations have become the stuff of legend. But T. E. Lawrence’s adventures in the Levant began long before the outbreak of war. This intimate biography is the first to focus on Lawrence in his twenties, the untold story of the awkward archaeologist from Oxford who, on first visiting "The East," fell in love with Arab culture and found his life's mission. Few people realize that Lawrence’s classic autobiography, Seven Pillars of Wisdom, was not the first book to carry that iconic title. Lawrence himself burned his original draft. Anthony Sattin here uncovers the story Lawrence wanted to conceal: the truth of his birth, his tortuous relationship with a dominant mother, his deep affection for an Arab boy, and the personal reasons that drove him from student to spy. Drawing on surviving letters, diaries, and accounts from close confidantes, Sattin brings a biographer’s eye for detail and a travel writer's verve to Lawrence's extraordinary journeys through the region with which his name is forever connected. In a masterful parallel narrative, The Young T. E. Lawrence charts the maturation of the man and the incipient countries he treasured, both coming of age at a time when the world’s foundations were coming undone.

Lawrence of Arabia

Lawrence of Arabia
Author: Kevin Jackson
Pages: 127
ISBN: 9781838716868
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Release: 2019-07-25
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Lawrence of Arabia is widely considered one of the ten greatest films ever made - though more often by film-goers and film-makers than by critics. This monograph argues that popular wisdom is correct, and that Lean's film is a unique blend of visionary image-making, narrative power, mythopoetic charm and psychological acuteness.

Another Life

Another Life
Author: Andrew R. B. Simpson
Pages: 366
ISBN: 0752463586
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Release: 2012-06-01
Editor: History PressLtd
Language: en

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Another Life

Lawrence and the Arab Revolt

Lawrence and the Arab Revolt
Author: Joseph Berton
Pages: 220
ISBN: 849665835X
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Release: 2011
Editor: Andrea Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

T.E. Lawrence and the Arab Revolt: An Illustrated Guide provides a compelling photographic overview of the life of Lawrence of Arabia and the Arab Revolt that he helped lead. Many books have been written about Lawrence but this book will provide many rare and unseen photographs to illustrate his role in the revolt and the people who fought with and against him. Using photographs from public archives and private collections, Joseph Berton has assembled an impressive selection of images that will provide an important visual resource for military historians, figure modelers, and Lawrence enthusiasts. Special chapters include unpublished photographs of the Hejaz Armoured Car Battery, the French troops that supported Lawrence and the pilots and planes of the Royal Flying Corps that assisted with the Arab Revolt. Additional information will cover the award of the Al Nahda, presented by the King of the Hejaz to over one hundred officers who had helped in some way in their war against Turkey. Photographs showing actual Arab robes worn by Lawrence, uniforms of Arab and Turkish soldiers and weapons, details of Bedouin clothing, camel saddles and rugs are provided with detailed captions. Photographs taken by Harry Chase, printed from original glass plate negatives, are also shown in amazing detail. Final chapters include a research guide to the major Lawrence collections in public institutions, some words of advice for the Lawrence collector today and information on visiting important Lawrence sites.

Lawrence of Arabia

Lawrence of Arabia
Author: Alistair MacLean
Pages: 163
ISBN: 1402736134
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Release: 2006
Editor: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Recounts the life of Lawrence of Arabia including how he used modern-day guerilla tactics to help the Arabs beat the Turks and establish an indepedent state.