Lawrence In Arabia

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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.

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Genre : History
Author : Scott Anderson
Publisher : Anchor
Release : 2013-08-06
File : 844 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9780385532938


With Lawrence In Arabia

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"With Lawrence in Arabia" by Lowell Thomas is a fast-paced and fascinating book that is equal parts fact and fiction. Thomas had experience in the army and traveled to far-off places, thus he garnered more than enough experience to be able to write a compelling adventure story for people to love.

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Genre : Fiction
Author : Lowell Thomas
Publisher : DigiCat
Release : 2022-07-21
File : 314 Pages
ISBN-13 : EAN:8596547095187


Lawrence Of Arabia

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

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Genre : History
Author : Jeremy Wilson
Publisher : Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers
Release : 1992
File : 453 Pages
ISBN-13 : 0020826621


Medievalism Of Lawrence Of Arabia

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Genre : History
Author : M. D. Allen
Publisher : Penn State Press
Release : 2010-11-01
File : 237 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9780271040608


Lawrence Of Arabia S War

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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.

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : Neil Faulkner
Publisher : Yale University Press
Release : 2016-01-01
File : 573 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9780300196832


Hero

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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.

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : Michael Korda
Publisher : Aurum
Release : 2011-03-24
File : 784 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9781845138370


Lawrence Of Arabia

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A new biography of Lawrence of Arabia T.E. Lawrence is one of the most enigmatic characters in British history. At the outbreak of the First World War he was working as an archaeologist in the Middle East. He had no military training at all, and a strong distrust of politicians and senior officers alike. And yet he succeeded in a task where all these people had failed: not only did he unite the Arab nation - a nation at perpetual war with itself - but he also led them to victory against the Ottoman Empire. How he managed to achieve these incredible feats has fascinated and confounded historians ever since. The myths that have grown up around this remarkable man have been enhanced by the untruths Lawrence himself propagated. He was never captured and tortured by the Turks as he claimed, neither was he the first to target Ottoman troops by dynamiting their trains. And yet the truth is every bit as compelling as the fiction. He was far more ruthless than he portrayed himself, and the battles he fought were every bit as barbarous as those fought by his Ottoman enemies. He was also strangely determined not to take credit for his achievements: when offered the VC at Buckingham Palace he refused it, leaving the king holding the box. This brand new biography by the author of RORKE'S DRIFT uses primary sources to uncover the truth from all the fictions that surround this legendary man. It covers the actualities of the war Lawrence fought in greater detail than ever before, and also describes what happened to Lawrence after the war.

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : Adrian Greaves
Publisher : Weidenfeld & Nicolson
Release : 2008-09-18
File : 272 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9780297857037


Lawrence Of Arabia On War

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WINNER OF THE BRITISH ARMY BOOK OF THE YEAR 2021 'A riveting account of T. E. Lawrence's battles on and off the battlefield... Using scrupulous research and succinct prose, Johnson provides a gold mine of stratagems... a must-read for military leaders to come!' Arnel P. David, Lt Col, US Army Special Advisor to the Chief of the General Staff (UK) 'An innovative study of Lawrence that carefully and intelligently examines his campaigns and thinking on irregular warfare, and in doing so produces an accessible and intellectually stimulating work of military history.' James Kitchen, Royal Military Academy Sandhurst 'This is a major contribution to the literature on the Middle East in the Great War, and the history of military ideas - and it is highly relevant to contemporary armed force.' Professor Gary Sheffield, University of Wolverhampton Lawrence of Arabia is one of the most iconic figures of the First World War, seen by many as a heroic and romantic guerrilla leader in a period of savage and deeply impersonal industrial warfare. While Lawrence himself has been the subject of many biographies, and an award-winning film, the context of his war in the desert, and his ideas on war itself, are less well known. Lawrence of Arabia on War is a study of those ideas and of his campaign of irregular warfare which has informed tactical theory and decision-making down to the present day, juxtaposed alongside the operations conducted by the Ottoman Empire and those of the Allied army in Palestine. It explores the challenges he faced in a complex environment against a more numerous and better armed adversary, and the manner in which he assessed what was changing, what was distinctive, and what was unique to guerrilla warfare in the desert. Setting Lawrence in his historical context, it examines the peace settlement process he participated in during 1919–20, analyses how other military writers made use of his ideas, and describes the ways in which his legacy has informed and inspired those partnering and mentoring local forces today.

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Genre : History
Author : Robert Johnson
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
Release : 2020-04-30
File : 385 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9781472834881


Seven Pillars Of Wisdom

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Seven Pillars of Wisdom is the autobiographical account of the experiences of British soldier T. E. Lawrence ("Lawrence of Arabia"), while serving as a liaison officer with rebel forces during the Arab Revolt against the Ottoman Turks of 1916 to 1918.Contents:Introduction: Foundations Of RevoltBook One: The Discovery Of FeisalBook Two: Opening The Arab OffensiveBook Three: A Railway DiversionBook Four: Extending To AkabaBook Five: Marking TimeBook Six: The Raid Upon The BridgesBook Seven: The Dead Sea CampaignBook Eight: The Ruin Of High HopeBook Nine: Balancing For A Last EffortBook Ten: The House Is PerfectedThis edition of "Seven Pillars Of Wisdom" contains supplementary material:* an explanation of the title "Seven Pillars Of Wisdom"* little known facts about T. E. Lawrence* a few quotes of T. E. Lawrence

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Author : T. Lawrence
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Release : 2011-11-20
File : 396 Pages
ISBN-13 : 1467967157


Lawrence Of Arabia

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Combining ethnography, film criticism, and his extensive knowledge of the Middle East, Steven C. Caton presents an innovative and fascinating examination of the classic film, Lawrence of Arabia. Caton is interested in why this epic film has been so compelling for so many people for more than three decades. In seeking an answer he draws from situations in his own life, biographies of the film's key participants, and analyses of issues relating to class, gender, colonialism, and cultural differences. The result is a many-prismed book that poses important questions of ethnographic representation and the discourse of power. Caton's approach is dialectical, and his readings of the film are situated within different historical periods, from the early 1960s to the present. Among the subjects he highlights are travel and colonialism in fieldwork and filmmaking, orientalism in the representation of the Other, and the film's ambiguous handling of masculinity and homosexuality. Caton looks at his own reactions to the film at various stages in his life and offers a thought-provoking account of the film's reception by today's high school and college students.

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Genre : Performing Arts
Author : Steven C. Caton
Publisher : Univ of California Press
Release : 2023-04-28
File : 319 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9780520919891