Seven Pillars of Wisdom: A Triumph

Seven Pillars of Wisdom: A Triumph

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By (author) T. E. Lawrence

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  • Publisher: Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group
  • Format: Paperback | 672 pages
  • Dimensions: 135mm x 203mm x 46mm | 567g
  • Publication date: 1 July 1991
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 0385418957
  • ISBN 13: 9780385418959
  • Edition statement: Reissue
  • Illustrations note: 54 ILLUSTRATIONS; 4 MAPS
  • Sales rank: 297,695

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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 the liberation of Aqaba and Damascus), clandestine activities, and human foibles.

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The monumental work that assured T.E. Lawrence's place in history as "Lawrence of Arabia." Not only a consummate military history, but also a colorful epic and a lyrical exploration of the mind of a great man who helped shape the Middle East as it exists today.