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
Some of Lawrence's prose is a little hard to follow. - Goodreads
I enjoyed its leisure and was sorry at its ending. - Goodreads
Not that the storytelling gets more gripping per se. - Goodreads

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

User Review  - Jan - Goodreads

The impression that lingers with me after reading this work - is the refreshingly otherwordly way Arabs are described. They are portrayed in a way, that would be difficult to achieve in today's world ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Erwin - Goodreads

"All men dream, but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds, wake in the day to find that it was vanity: but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may ... 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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