Lawrence in Arabia

Lawrence in Arabia
War, Deceit, Imperial Folly and the Making of the Modern Middle East

by Scott Anderson

  • Publisher : Anchor
  • Release : 2013-08-06
  • Pages : 592
  • ISBN : 0385532938
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
GET 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.

Lawrence of Arabia

Lawrence of Arabia
The Authorized Biography of T.E. Lawrence

by Jeremy Wilson

  • Publisher : Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers
  • Release : 1992
  • Pages : 453
  • ISBN : 9780020826620
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
GET BOOK

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

Seven Pillars of Wisdom: A Triumph. [Illustrated Edition]

Seven Pillars of Wisdom: A Triumph. [Illustrated Edition]
A Book

by Colonel T. E. Lawrence

  • Publisher : Pickle Partners Publishing
  • Release : 2015-11-06
  • Pages : 958
  • ISBN : 1786251752
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
GET BOOK

Includes World War One In The Desert Illustration Pack— 115 photos/illustrations and 19 maps spanning the Desert campaigns 1914-1918 SEVEN PILLARS OF WISDOM needs little introduction as a book; famous the world over, as the wartime memoirs of T.E. Lawrence or Lawrence of Arabia. Lawrence served as liaison officer with rebel forces during the Arab Revolt against the Ottoman Turks of 1916 to 1918, becoming the heartbeat and focal point of the rebellion as time went on. His highly personal narrative is as fresh and fascinating as when it was first written. Highly recommended.

Hero

Hero
The Life & Legend of Lawrence of Arabia

by Michael Korda

  • Publisher : Aurum
  • Release : 2011-03-24
  • Pages : 784
  • ISBN : 1845138376
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
GET BOOK

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.

Lawrence of Arabia's War

Lawrence of Arabia's War
The Arabs, the British and the Remaking of the Middle East in WWI

by Neil Faulkner

  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Release : 2016-04-21
  • Pages : 552
  • ISBN : 0300196830
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
GET 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 "

With Lawrence in Arabia

With Lawrence in Arabia
A Book

by Lowell Thomas

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1924
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
GET BOOK

Lawrence Of Arabia

Lawrence Of Arabia
Mirage Of A Desert War

by Adrian Greaves

  • Publisher : Weidenfeld & Nicolson
  • Release : 2008-09-18
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN : 0297857037
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
GET BOOK

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.

The Young T. E. Lawrence

The Young T. E. Lawrence
A Book

by Anthony Sattin

  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release : 2015-01-26
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN : 0393242676
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
GET 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.

Imperial Ambitions

Imperial Ambitions
Conversations on the Post-9/11 World

by Noam Chomsky,David Barsamian

  • Publisher : Metropolitan Books
  • Release : 2010-04-01
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN : 9781429980814
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
GET 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.

Another Life

Another Life
Lawrence After Arabia

by R B Simpson

  • Publisher : The History Press
  • Release : 2011-08-31
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN : 0752466445
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
GET BOOK

T.E. Lawrence found global recognition for his leadership of the Arab Revolt during World War I, harassing the Turks from Medina to Damascus and preparing the ground for the final Allied offensive in 1918. He was hailed as a hero, but little is known about this mysterious and charismatic man after those events. Another Life is about Lawrence?s life after Arabia, his service in the RAF and the Tank Corps as a mere ranker, and details how he became an expert in the technology of the new RAF. It examines the work he did for the 1929 Schneider Trophy Race, the development of the new RAF 200 seaplane tender, and the development of its armour plated offspring, the Armoured Target Boat. It also investigates his literary endeavours and his tragically early death, a sad end to a Renaissance man of all talents, an academic, a talented engineer and a soldier sans pareil.

Lawrence of Arabia

Lawrence of Arabia
A Film's Anthropology

by Steven C. Caton

  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Release : 1999-04-13
  • Pages : 316
  • ISBN : 9780520919891
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
GET BOOK

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.

A Prince of Our Disorder

A Prince of Our Disorder
The Life of T. E. Lawrence

by John E. Mack

  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • Release : 1998
  • Pages : 561
  • ISBN : 9780674704947
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
GET 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.

Setting the Desert on Fire: T. E. Lawrence and Britain's Secret War in Arabia, 1916-1918

Setting the Desert on Fire: T. E. Lawrence and Britain's Secret War in Arabia, 1916-1918
A Book

by James Barr

  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release : 2009-07-06
  • Pages : 382
  • ISBN : 0393335275
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
GET BOOK

An authoritative account of the 1916 revolt in Arabia and T. E. Lawrence's lesser-known role in key events draws on previously unavailable archival material to offer insight into the uprising's complexities and contributions to modern Middle East conflicts. Reprint.

And Then All Hell Broke Loose

And Then All Hell Broke Loose
Two Decades in the Middle East

by Richard Engel

  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2016-02-09
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 1451635133
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
GET BOOK

A major New York Times bestseller by NBC’s Chief Foreign Correspondent Richard Engel—this riveting story of the Middle East revolutions, the Arab Spring, war, and terrorism seen close up “should be required reading” (Booklist, starred review). In 1997, young Richard Engel, working freelance for Arab news sources, got a call that a busload of Italian tourists was massacred at a Cairo museum. This is his first view of the carnage these years would pile on. Over two decades he has been under fire, blown out of hotel beds, and taken hostage. He has watched Mubarak and Morsi in Egypt arrested and condemned, reported from Jerusalem, been through the Lebanese war, covered the shooting match in Iraq and the Libyan rebels who toppled Gaddafi, reported from Syria as Al-Qaeda stepped in, and was kidnapped in the Syrian cross currents of fighting. Engel takes the reader into Afghanistan with the Taliban and to Iraq with ISIS. In the page-turning And Then All Hell Broke Loose, he shares his “quick-paced...thrilling adventure story” (Associated Press). Engel takes chances, though not reckless ones, keeps a level head and a sense of humor, as well as a grasp of history in the making. Reporting as NBC’s Chief-Foreign Correspondent, he reveals his unparalleled access to the major figures, the gritty soldiers, and the helpless victims in the Middle East during this watershed time. His vivid story is “a nerve-racking...and informative portrait of a troubled region” (Kansas City Star) that shows the splintering of the nation states previously cobbled together by the victors of World War I. “Engel’s harrowing adventures make for gripping reading” (The New York Times) and his unforgettable view of the suffering and despair of the local populations offers a succinct and authoritative account of our ever-changing world.

Lawrence of Arabia on War

Lawrence of Arabia on War
The Campaign in the Desert 1916–18

by Robert Johnson

  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release : 2020-04-30
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 1472834895
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
GET 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.

Lawrence of Arabia

Lawrence of Arabia
A Book

by Alistair MacLean

  • Publisher : Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
  • Release : 2006
  • Pages : 163
  • ISBN : 9781402736131
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
GET 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.

T. E. Lawrence In War And Peace

T. E. Lawrence In War And Peace
An Anthology of the Military Writings of Lawrence of Arabia

by Malcolm Brown

  • Publisher : Frontline Books
  • Release : 2005-09-01
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 1853676535
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
GET BOOK

The writings presented in this volume shed tremendous light, both on the character of T. E. Lawrence and the current situation in the Middle East. Despite being written more than seventy years ago, the thoughts of Lawrence of Arabia remain remarkably pertinent. This collection includes Lawrence’s wartime reports from the desert, along with later writings in which Lawrence attempts to cope with the consequences of war in the circumstances of peace. Many of the pieces have previously only been issued in limited editions.

Lawrence

Lawrence
The Uncrowned King of Arabia

by Michael Asher

  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release : 1999-10-28
  • Pages : 464
  • ISBN : 0141910097
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
GET 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.

With Lawrence in Arabia

With Lawrence in Arabia
A Book

by Lowell Thomas

  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2017-05-02
  • Pages : 428
  • ISBN : 1510715738
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
GET BOOK

In 1918, as the First World War ravaged the European continent, young American journalist Lowell Thomas traveled to the Ottoman Empire to report on the revolts breaking out as an indirect result of the savage European conflict. While in Jerusalem, he met and struck up a friendship with the infamous young British captain, T.E. Lawrence. Based on his travels and interviews with Lawrence, Thomas wrote the now classic With Lawrence in Arabia, the book that spawned the Lawrence of Arabia legend and served as the basis for the award-winning 1961 film of the same name. Fantastically paced with equal measures of fact and adventure, Thomas narrates the exploits of the infamous British agent who against all odds managed to join several factious Arabian tribes into a single combat unit. With Lawrence in command, this guerilla force would go on to defeat the great Turkish Army and ensure the eventual demise of the previously impenetrable Ottoman Empire. On the sweeping and the exotic Arabian desert that serves as the setting for this epic account, Thomas brings to life dozens of great historical figures including Emir Feisel, King Hussein I of Hedjaz, British General Edmund Alleby, and Lawrence, the enigmatic, “modern knight of Arabia.” With new forewords by modern explorers, this Explorer’s Club Classic edition of With Lawrence in Arabia is a must-have for every history buff and arm-chair adventurer.

Lawrence of Arabia

Lawrence of Arabia
The 30th Anniversary Pictorial History

by L. Robert Morris,Lawrence Raskin

  • Publisher : New York ; Toronto : Doubleday
  • Release : 1992
  • Pages : 237
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
GET 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.