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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

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  • 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 control the Middle East The Arab Revolt against the Turks in World War One was, in the words of T.E. Lawrence, "a sideshow of a sideshow." Amidst the slaughter in European trenches, the Western combatants paid scant attention to the Middle Eastern theater. As a result, the conflict was shaped to a remarkable degree by a small handful of adventurers and low-level officers far removed from the corridors of power. Curt Prüfer was an effete academic attached to the German embassy in Cairo, whose clandestine role was to foment...
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    New York Times

  • Christian Science Monitor
  • NPR
  • Seattle Times
  • St. Louis Dispatch

    National Book Critics Circle Finalist -- American Library Association Notable Book

    A 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 control the Middle East

    The Arab Revolt against the Turks in World War One was, in the words of T.E. Lawrence, "a sideshow of a sideshow." Amidst the slaughter in European trenches, the Western combatants paid scant attention to the Middle Eastern theater. As a result, the conflict was shaped to a remarkable degree by a small handful of adventurers and low-level officers far removed from the corridors of power.

    Curt Prüfer was an effete academic attached to the German embassy in Cairo, whose clandestine role was to foment...
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    subject_facetGreat Britain. -- Army -- Biography
    Lawrence, T. E. -- (Thomas Edward), -- 1888-1935
    Middle East -- History -- 1914-1923
    Soldiers -- Great Britain -- Biography
    World War, 1914-1918 -- Campaigns -- Middle East
    World War, 1914-1918 -- Campaigns -- Turkey
    title_displayLawrence in Arabia : war, deceit, imperial folly and the making of the modern Middle East
    title_fullLawrence 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
    Lawrence in Arabia War, Deceit, Imperial Folly, and the Making of the Modern Middle East
    Lawrence in Arabia [sound recording] : war, deceit, imperial folly, and the making of the modern Middle East / Scott Anderson
    title_shortLawrence in Arabia
    title_subwar, deceit, imperial folly, and the making of the modern Middle East
    topic_facetCampaigns
    History
    Lawrence, T. E
    Military
    Nonfiction
    Politics
    Soldiers
    World War, 1914-1918