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    DescriptionWith a new introduction by Robert Fisk, Seven Pillars of Wisdom is an unusual and rich work. It encompasses an account of the Arab Revolt against the Turks during the First World War alongside general Middle Eastern and military history, politics, adventure and drama. It is also a memoir of the soldier known as 'Lawrence of Arabia'. Lawrence is a fascinating and controversial figure and his talent as a vivid and imaginative writer shines through on every page of this, his masterpiece. Seven Pillars of Wisdom provides a unique portrait of this extraordinary man and an insight into the birth of the Arab nation.

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    The Seven Pillars of Wisdom
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) T. E. Lawrence, Introduction by Robert Fisk
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 736
    Width: 129 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 37 mm
    Weight: 502 g
    ISBN 13: 9780099511786
    ISBN 10: 0099511789

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25590
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
    BIC E4L: CLA
    BIC subject category V2: FC
    Libri: ENGM1075
    BISAC V2.8: HIS026000
    Libri: ERIN2066
    DC22: 940.415092
    Libri: LAWR7500
    BISAC V2.8: BIO026000
    Libri: ARAB6040
    BISAC V2.8: BIO008000
    Thema V1.0: DNC, FBC, NHG
    Illustrations note
    Illustrations, maps, ports.
    Imprint name
    Vintage Classics
    Publication date
    03 June 2008
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    Author Information
    T.E. Lawrence was born on 16th August 1888 in Tremadog in Wales. He was one of five illegitimate children born to the Seventh Baron of Westmeath. He studied at Jesus College, Oxford where he became interested in the Middle East.He worked for British Intelligence during the First World War and fought with the Arab forces to defeat the Turks.His exploits earned him the title of 'Lawrence of Arabia' back in Britain.Her resigned in 1922 and sought anonymity in the RAF where he enlisted as John Hume Ross.He later changed his name by deed poll to T.E. Shaw. Shortly after retiring from the RAF, T.E. Lawrence died in a motorcycle accident on 19th May 1935.
    Review quote
    "It ranks with the greatest books ever written in the English language.As a narrative of war and adventure...it is unsurpassable" -- Winston Churchill "Round this tent-pole of a military chronicle, T. E. has hung an unexampled fabric of portraits, descriptions, philosophies, emotions, adventures, dreams" -- E.M. Forster "I am not much of a hero-worshipper but I could have followed T.E. Lawrence over the edge of the world" -- John Buchan "Seven Pillars of Wisdom is one of the major statements about the fighting experience of the First World War" -- Angus Calder "Emotional and mythic" Guardian