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Lawrence in Arabia : war, deceit, imperial folly and the making of the modern Middle East

Author: Scott Anderson
Publisher: New York : Doubleday, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : First EditionView all editions and formats
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A narrative chronicle of World War I's Arab Revolt explores the pivotal roles of a small group of adventurers and low-level officers who orchestrated a secret effort to control the Middle East, demonstrating how they instigated jihad against British forces, built an elaborate intelligence ring and forged ties to gain valuable oil concessions.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: T E Lawrence; T E Lawrence
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Scott Anderson
ISBN: 9780385532921 038553292X
OCLC Number: 823387420
Notes: Maps on lining papers.
Description: xii, 577 pages ; illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Contents: Playboys in the holy land --
A very unusual type --
Another and another nice thing --
To the last million --
A despicable mess --
The keepers of secrets --
Treachery --
The battle joined --
The man who would be kingmaker --
Neatly in the void --
A mist of deceits --
An audacious scheme --
Aqaba --
Hubris --
To the flame --
A gathering fury --
Solitary pursuits --
Damascus --
Epilogue: Paris.
Responsibility: Scott Anderson.

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A narrative chronicle of World War I's Arab Revolt explores the pivotal roles of a small group of adventurers and low-level officers who orchestrated a secret effort to control the Middle East, demonstrating how they instigated jihad against British forces, built an elaborate intelligence ring and forged ties to gain valuable oil concessions.
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