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"Seven Pillars of Wisdom" is T.E. Lawrence's account of the First World War as it was fought in the deserts of the Middle East by the Arab tribes in ...Show synopsis"Seven Pillars of Wisdom" is T.E. Lawrence's account of the First World War as it was fought in the deserts of the Middle East by the Arab tribes in revolt against their imperial masters, the Ottoman Empire. An elaborate work, critics have seized upon inaccuracies in the story as evidence of vanity and fantasy on Lawrence's part that led him to create and live out his own myth. Yet in Lawrence's own words his account 'does not pretend to be impartial' and there are sufficient hints as to his own inner turmoil regarding his role in the campaign, exemplified by his refusal to accept honours from the king because of the 'lies' told to the Arabs regarding self-rule, to convince the reader that the book is more than a mere vanity project. Whatever the truth of the matter, the simple fact is that "Seven Pillars of Wisdom" is a remarkable piece of literature, an epic that is part traditional history and travel-writing and part philosophical work. It remains as testimony to one of the twentieth century's most intriguing figures.Hide synopsis
Seven Pillars of Wisdom (Random House (UK)) – Hardcover (1988)
T E Lawrence
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Hardcover, Random House (UK) 1988
ISBN: 0224013416 ISBN-13: 9780224013413
This work has been reprinted in celebration of Lawrence's centenary in August 1988. It describes the revolt in Arabia against the Turks as it appeared to an Englishman who took part in it.This work has been reprinted in celebration of Lawrence's centenary in August 1988. It describes the revolt in Arabia against the Turks as it appeared to an Englishman who took part in it.Hide
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Recently I was reminded of this book while reading a history of wartime deception in military tacics. I remembered reading about T.E. Lawrence's "Seven Pillars of Wisdom" when I was younger. This book is a glance back at history not seldom discussed in contemporary education. A great read.
I adore this book. Many years ago when I was 13 years old, I found a copy of this in a wonderful old book store. I kept it for 40 years, picking it up from time to time and finding things I'd missed or was too young to understand the first time I read it. Hurricane Katrina and the subsequent levee ...
Lawrence knew how to tell a tale. Whether it's all true is another matter. Maps and line drawings bring the saga to life. No question that the events, misunderstandings, and betrayals depicted here lay the groundwork for much of the current state of affairs. Timing really is everything. The presence ...
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