Seven Pillars of Wisdom

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Random House, Jun 30, 2010 - Biography & Autobiography - 736 pages
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WITH 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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A prose writer, our Lawrence is not. - Goodreads
That was hard to read (one star for that!). - Goodreads
Solid insights into a wonderfully complex man and time. - Goodreads
great insight on the Middle Eastern mindset. - Goodreads
Same subject, better writer. - Goodreads

Review: Seven Pillars of Wisdom: A Triumph (The Authorized Doubleday/Doran Edition)

User Review  - Rhod Chang - Goodreads

So! Still haven't finished it, but it's on my bathroom shelf, and I pick it up and read a paragraph or two at random every day. Still pretty much the best travel writing I have ever, ever, ever read. Read full review

Review: Seven Pillars of Wisdom: A Triumph (The Authorized Doubleday/Doran Edition)

User Review  - Bill - Goodreads

As equal to this epic story is Lawrence's brilliant prose in this must-read of literary masterpieces. Of course, you can't but picture David Lean's 'Lawrence of Arabia' as you read Lawrence's own ... Read full review

About the author (2010)

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.

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