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Author Anderson, Scott, 1959-
Title Lawrence in Arabia : war, deceit, imperial folly and the making of the modern Middle East / Scott Anderson.
Published New York : Doubleday, [2013]
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 Reading Room  D568.4.L45 A66 2013    IN LIBRARY
 Generously Provided By: Robert and Maureen GohstandReading Room Bookplate Image 
Edition First edition.
Description xii, 577 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Content Type text
Format volume
Note Maps on lining papers.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Playboys in the holy land -- A very unusual type -- Another and another nice thing -- To the last million -- A despicable mess -- The keepers of secrets -- Treachery -- The battle joined -- The man who would be kingmaker -- Neatly in the void -- A mist of deceits -- An audacious scheme -- Aqaba -- Hubris -- To the flame -- A gathering fury -- Solitary pursuits -- Damascus -- Epilogue : Paris.
Summary A narrative chronicle of World War I's Arab Revolt explores the pivotal roles of a small group of adventurers and low-level officers who orchestrated a secret effort to control the Middle East, demonstrating how they instigated jihad against British forces, built an elaborate intelligence ring and forged ties to gain valuable oil concessions.
Subject Lawrence, T. E. (Thomas Edward), 1888-1935.
World War, 1914-1918 -- Campaigns -- Middle East.
World War, 1914-1918 -- Campaigns -- Turkey.
Middle East -- History -- 1914-1923.
Soldiers -- Great Britain -- Biography.
Great Britain. Army -- Biography.
Collection Title Robert and Maureen Gohstand Reading Room Collection.
ISBN 9780385532921 (hbk.)
038553292X (hbk.)
OCLC number 823387420