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Lawrence in Arabia: War, Deceit, Imperial Folly and the Making of the Modern Middle East - Scott Anderson
Lawrence in Arabia: War, Deceit, Imperial Folly and the Making of the Modern Middle East
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NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BYNew York Times • Christian Science Monitor • NPR • Seattle Times • St. Louis DispatchNational Book Critics Circle Finalist -- American Library Association Notable BookA thrilling and revelatory narrative of one of the most epic and consequential periods... show more
NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BYNew York Times • Christian Science Monitor • NPR • Seattle Times • St. Louis DispatchNational Book Critics Circle Finalist -- American Library Association Notable BookA thrilling and revelatory narrative of one of the most epic and consequential periods in 20th century history – the Arab Revolt and the secret “great game” to contro
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Format: Kindle Edition
ASIN: B00BH0VSPI
Publisher: Anchor
Pages no: 618
Edition language: English
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Steeped in Science, Submersed in Story
Steeped in Science, Submersed in Story rated it
4.0 Lawrence in Arabia: War, Deceit, Imperial Folly and the Making of the Modern Middle East
I'm sure the story of Lawrence is a familiar one to many people, but I hadn't been well informed on the Ottoman front for WWI. When I picked up this book, I thought it would be wider in historical scope, focusing on the "Making of the Modern Middle East" part of the title -- I thought it would star...
Brick
Brick rated it
Very timely book, the product of years of research, and many are reading it now, in the midst of the civil war in Syria, and the debate over the level of our involvement. Anderson comments in the Epilogue, ". . . what might have happened if the United States had risen to the opportunity presented a...
Doubleday Publishing
Doubleday Publishing rated it
5.0 Lawrence in Arabia: War, Deceit, Imperial Folly and the Making of the Modern Middle East
“Among the many individual stories of World War I that will doubtless be told and retold for the centenary years between 2014 and 2018, that of T.E. Lawrence stands out from all the rest…[Anderson’s] book could not be better timed. As global attention is drawn to Syria and Egypt, it is arresting to...
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