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Lawrence in Arabia

Annotation
T.E. Lawrence called the Arab revolt against the Ottoman Empire during World War I "a sideshow to a sideshow," but it remapped the world. The non-Arabs involved stood outside standard political and military circles; Lawrence himself started the war as an archaeologist in Syria and ended it by leading an Arab charge against British imperialism. Veteran war correspondent Anderson wants us to understand the colonialist machinations at the root of the modern Middle East.

Awards
2014  American Library Association Notable Books

GenreNonFiction
Historical
Biography
TopicsBritish-Arab relations
Arab culture
Turkish history
Diplomacy
Rebellion
International relations
Middle Eastern history
SettingGreat Britain