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Although 'continually and bitterly ashamed' that the Arabs had risen in revolt against the Turks as a result of fraudulent British promises of self ...Show synopsisAlthough 'continually and bitterly ashamed' that the Arabs had risen in revolt against the Turks as a result of fraudulent British promises of self-rule, Lawrence led them in a triumphant campaign which revolutionized the art of war. "Seven Pillars of Wisdom" recreates epic events with extraordinary vividness. In the words of E. M. Forster, 'Round this tent-pole of a military chronicle, T. E. has hung an unexampled fabric of portraits, descriptions, philosophies, emotions, adventures, dreams'. However flawed, Lawrence is one of the twentieth century's most fascinating figures. This is the greatest monument to his character and achievements.Hide synopsis
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I've read this book before and have always loved reading T.E. Lawrence's writings. His descriptions can be a bit technical and anthropological, but his descriptions of culture, environment, and place can transcend time and put you there if you let it.
One must love history and have interest in the Middle East during the campaigns of WWI to appreciate this writing. Lawrence of Arabia was articulate, intelligent and is a great historical romantic figure.
I am absolutely delighted with this copy of one of the great works of English literature. It is a 1935 edition which contains not only illustrations and maps, but also excerpts of correspondence between Thomas E. Lawrence (hadn't know his name was Thomas until I got this copy) and his publisher which ...
'Seven Pillars...' is not just beautifully written (though that alone would be sufficient incentive to read it) - it traces the source of the soured relations between Europe and the Arab world following the Great War. Indeed, this tale of recruitment, arming and training of irregulars and their ...
I was reading this book the day JFK was assassinated. I also loved the movie
starring Peter O'Toole as Lawrence of Arabia. So many geographies were changed
after the first world war and this occurried in the middle east as well as in Europe.
Trying to understand the Arab people as did El Laurence was ...
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