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
Not that the storytelling gets more gripping per se. - Goodreads
Some of Lawrence's prose is a little hard to follow. - Goodreads
great insight on the Middle Eastern mindset. - Goodreads

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

User Review  - Wewib - Goodreads

An interesting book, well written though it drags a bit at times. This is not a light read, but it is very interesting from a cultural and historical perspective. Lawrence shows you what it really is ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Carolina Courtland - Goodreads

I thought this was an extremely difficult read. The author assumes everyone knows what he knows and writes accordingly. It starts with him dropping us off somewhere in the middle with no intro to the ... Read full review

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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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