Title:
Author:
Format:
Book
Call Number:
940.415 LAWRENCE
Edition:
1st Anchor Books ed.
Publisher, Date:
New York : Anchor Books, 1991.
Description:
672 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.
Summary:
The classic account of the Arab tribes' guerrilla warfare against Turkish forces during World War II and of Lawrence's part in and reflections on that warfare.
Subjects:
Notes:
"Originally published in a private edition by the George Doran Publishing Company in 1926"--T.p. verso.
Includes indexes.
Contents:
Discovery of Feisal -- Opening the Arab offensive -- Railway diverson -- Extending to Akaba -- Marking time -- Raid upon the bridges -- Dead sea campaign -- Ruin of high hope -- Balancing for a last effort -- House is perfected.
ISBN:
9780385418959 (pbk.)
0385418957 (pbk.)
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Summary
In his classic book, T.E. Lawrence--forever known as Lawrence of Arabia--recounts his role in the origin of the modern Arab world. At first a shy Oxford scholar and archaeologist with a facility for languages, he joined and went on to lead the Arab revolt against the Ottoman Turks while the rest of the world was enmeshed in World War I. With its richly detailed evocation of the land and the people Lawrence passionately believed in, its incisive portraits of key players, from Faisal ibn Hussein, the future Hashemite king of Syria and Iraq, to General Sir Edmund Allenby and other members of the British imperial forces, The Seven Pillars of Wisdom is an indispensible primary historical source. It helps us to understand today's Middle East, while giving us thrilling accounts of military exploits (including thenbsp; liberation of Aqaba and Damascus), clandestine activities, and human foibles.
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