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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


 McDonald 3rd Floor  D568.4.L45 A66 2013    AVAILABLE
Call # D568.4.L45 A66 2013
Descript xii, 577 pages ; illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
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Note Maps on lining papers
Includes bibliographical references (pages 543-552) and index
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
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
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
Lawrence, T.E. (Thomas Edward), 1888-1935
Great Britain. Army
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Midden-Oosten. gtt
Verenigd Koninkrijk van Groot-Brittanniƫ en Noord-Ierland. gtt