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Lawrence in Arabia: War, Deceit, Imperial Folly and the Making of the Modern Middle East

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Zeine, The Emergence of Arab Nationalism: With a Background Study of Arab-Turkish Relations in the Near East. The intertwined paths of these four young men – the schemes they put in place, the battles they fought, the betrayals they endured and committed – mirror the grandeur, intrigue and tragedy of the war in the desert. It was Sykes who announced the British cabinet's decision to endorse a "Jewish national home" with the immortal words – to its future first president – "Dr Weizmann, it's a boy! He arrived several hours after the city had fallen, entering Damascus around 9 am on 1 October 1918; the first to arrive was the 10th Light Horse Regiment led by Major A.Naturally, Lawrence's movements are the lynchpin that ties everything together, but what I found fascinating about Lawrence in Arabia was the sheer amount of scheming and outright skulduggery that went on - from the Machiavellian tactics employed for personal gain, to the outright lies told by the British and French governments in the name of imperial expansion. Travels, antiquities, and archaeology [ edit ] Leonard Woolley ( left) and Lawrence in their excavation house at Carchemish, c.

E. Lawrence dovetailed nicely with those of romanticised nineteenth-century imperial heroes, such as David Livingstone or Charles George Gordon.E Lawrence in Arabia during the First World War, but also serves to give the reader a broad overview of the often-sidelined Oriental theatre of war. Biographer Lawrence James wrote that the evidence suggested a "strong homosexual masochism", noting that he never sought punishment from women. This hugely successful abridgement of Seven Pillars of Wisdom (1926) was vital in defraying the soaring production costs of Lawrence's masterpiece and in establishing the fortunes of the.

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