Lawrence in Arabia

Author: Scott Anderson

Publisher: Anchor Books

ISBN: 9780307476418

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 577

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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 of Arabia

Author: Kevin Jackson

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1349920487

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 127

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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.

Lawrence in Arabia

Author: Scott Anderson

Publisher: Atlantic Books Ltd

ISBN: 1782392017

Category: History

Page: 300

View: 1771

The Arab Revolt against the Turks in World War One was, in the words of T.E. Lawrence, 'a sideshow of a sideshow'. Amidst the slaughter in European trenches, the Western combatants paid scant attention to the Middle Eastern theatre. 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 centre of it all was Lawrence. In early 1914 he was an archaeologist excavating ruins in the sands of Syria; by 1917 he was battling both the enemy and his own government to bring about the vision he had for the Arab people. Operating in the Middle East at the same time, but to wildly different ends, were three other important players: a German attaché, an American oilman and a committed Zionist. The intertwined paths of these four young men - the schemes they put in place, the battles they fought, the betrayals they endured and committed - mirror the grandeur, intrigue and tragedy of the war in the desert.

With Lawrence in Arabia

Author: Lowell Thomas

Publisher: DigiCat


Category: Fiction

Page: 319

View: 4072

"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.

With Lawrence in Arabia

Author: L.J. Thomas

Publisher: Рипол Классик

ISBN: 5879337766

Category: History

Page: 408

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WITH LAWRENCE IN ARABIA - The Recorded Adventures of T.E. Lawrence in Arabia

Author: Lowell Thomas

Publisher: Abela Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 883539435X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: N.A

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Herein are the facts of the story of T.E. Lawrence and his adventures and achievement in Arabia, collated by Lowell Thomas (April 6, 1892 – August 29, 1981) and his cameraman Harry Chase who traveled with T E Lawrence during 1917 and 1918. In Thomas’ own words: “To do this I must turn back the pages of time to the days when, accompanied by my photographic colleague, Mr. Harry A. Chase, and two other assistants, I left America to gather information and secure a pictorial record of the various phases of the struggle that was then in progress all the way from the North Sea to far-off Arabia. We had set forth early in 1917 and were expected to return at the end of a year or so to help in the work of stimulating enthusiasm for the Allied cause. First we went to the Western Front, but the trenches had little to inspire the American public. We then went to Italy where he heard of General Allenby's campaign against the Ottoman Empire in Palestine. We travelled to Palestine as an accredited war correspondent, where in late 1917 we met Capt. T. E. Lawrence in Jerusalem. It is from this point on I began to collect the pieces of the story of Allenby’s conquest of the Holy Land, and the hitherto unknown story of Lawrence and the war in the Land of the Arabian Nights, which was later dramatised in the film “Lawrence of Arabia.” During the time that Mr. Chase and I were in Arabia, I found it impossible to extract information from Lawrence himself regarding his own achievements. He insisted on giving the entire credit to Emir Feisal and other Arab leaders, and to his fellow-adventurers, Colonel Wilson, of the Sudan, Newcombe, Joyce, Dawney, Bassett, Vickery, Cornwallis, Hogarth, Stirling, etc., all of whom did magnificent work in Arabia. So to them I went for much of my material, and I am indebted to various members of this group of brilliant men whom General Clayton used in his Near Eastern Secret Corps. Eager to tell me of the achievements of their quiet, scholarly companion, they refused to say much about themselves, although their own deeds rivaled those of the heroes of “The Arabian Nights.” However, there are others infinitely better qualified than I to give the world a full account of the Arabian Revolution. But it is to Lawrence himself that we must look for the inside story of the war in the Land of the Arabian Nights. 10% of the profit from this book will be donated to charities. Yesterday’s Books for Today’s Charities. =============== KEYWORDS/TAGS: Lawrence of Arabia, Action and adventure, Allenby, Arabia, Bassett, campaign, Captain, Harry Chase, Clayton, Colonel T. E. Lawrence, Cornwallis, Dawney, Eastern, Emir, Empire, Feisal, film, General, heroes, Italy, Jerusalem, Joyce, Lowell Thomas, nitroglycerine, Palestine, Revolution, Sudan, train, travel, trenches, tulips, Turkish, world war 1, Arabian Knights, Lost Civilizations, Archaeologist, Soldier, Cult, Blood of Mohammed, Jeddah, Mecca, Desert Tribes, Battles, Abu El Lissal, Capture, King Solomon, Ancient Seaport, Red Sea, Seil El Hasa, Train-Wrecker, Milk of War, Auda Abu Tayi, Bedouin, Black Tents, Camel, Abdullah the Pock-Marked, Ferraj and Daoud, Eye for an Eye, Tooth for a Tooth, Rose-Red City, Half as Old as Time, Bedouin Battle, City of Ghosts Enemy Lines, Disguise, Hoax, Trojan Horse, Cavalry, Naval Engagement, Last Great Raid, Ottoman Empire , Damascus, Treachery, Secret Corps, Joyce & Co, Knights of the Air, Battle of Paris, Escape Death, Feisal and Hussein, Flee, London, King in Bagdad, Secret of Success

Guide to Scott Anderson’s Lawrence in Arabia by Instaread

Author: Instaread

Publisher: Instaread

ISBN: 1683787994

Category: Study Aids

Page: 23

View: 9836

PLEASE NOTE: This is a companion to Scott Anderson’s Lawrence in Arabia and NOT the original book. Preview: Scott Anderson’s Lawrence in Arabia (2014) is a consideration of the colonial designs of the Western imperial powers during the First World War and how their actions shaped the current political situation in the Middle East. The book follows the careers of a handful of influential individuals and explores how their actions influenced the war and the postwar world… Inside this companion to the book: · Overview of the Book · Insights from the Book · Important People · Author's Style and Perspective · Intended Audience About the Author: With Instaread, you can get the notes and insights from a book in 15 minutes or less. Visit our website at


Author: Michael Korda

Publisher: Aurum

ISBN: 1845138376

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 784

View: 5066

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 on War

Author: Robert Johnson

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472834895

Category: History

Page: 256

View: 2576

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.