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The Resource Lawrence of Arabia : mirage of a desert war, Adrian Greaves

Lawrence of Arabia : mirage of a desert war, Adrian Greaves

Label
Lawrence of Arabia : mirage of a desert war
Title
Lawrence of Arabia
Title remainder
mirage of a desert war
Statement of responsibility
Adrian Greaves
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
T. E. Lawrence is one of the most enigmatic characters in British history. At the outbreak of the First World War he was a 26-year-old archaeologist working in the Middle East when he was sent as a junior intelligence officer to Cairo. He had no military training, and a strong distrust of politicians and senior officers alike. Yet he succeeded in a task where all these people had failed: not only did he unite the Arab nation - a nation at perpetual war with itself - but he also led them to a stunning victory against the occupying Turkish army. How he managed to achieve these incredible feats has fascinated and confounded historians ever since. The myths that have grown up around this remarkable man have been enhanced by the untruths Lawrence himself propagated. The truth is every bit as compelling as the fiction. He was far more ruthless than he portrayed himself, and the battles he fought were every bit as barbarous as those fought by his Turkish enemies. He was also strangely determined not to take credit for his achievements: when invited to Buckingham Palace to meet the King for a private investiture, possibly including the Victoria Cross and a knighthood, he refused the decorations leaving the embarrassed King holding the box. This biography separates the truth from all the fictions that surround this legendary man. It covers the actualities of the battles that Lawrence fought in greater detail than ever before, and also describes what happened to Lawrence immediately after the war
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
UKM
Dewey number
940.415092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
D568.4.L45
LC item number
G74 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Lawrence of Arabia : mirage of a desert war, Adrian Greaves
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Chronology for T.E. Lawrence -- The demise of the Ottoman Empire -- Turkey controls the Arabs -- T.E. Lawrence: an apparently insignificant Englishman -- The Arab revolt takes hold -- The Hejaz campaign -- Spring in Damascus and the taking of Aqaba -- Lawrence goes to Cairo: July-October 1917 -- Stalemate: Winter 1917 -- The Derra Incident: 21-22 November 1917 -- Lawrence returns to Aqaba -- Spring 1918 -- The advance on Damascus: June-September 1918 -- Damascus -- End of the Arabian Road -- 'His name will live in history' -- Appendix A. Personae -- Appendix B, The French connection -- Appendix C. Special documents
Control code
19708957
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
260 pages, [16] pages of plates
Isbn
9780297846567
Lccn
2011508975
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm76935685
  • (OCoLC)76935685
Label
Lawrence of Arabia : mirage of a desert war, Adrian Greaves
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Chronology for T.E. Lawrence -- The demise of the Ottoman Empire -- Turkey controls the Arabs -- T.E. Lawrence: an apparently insignificant Englishman -- The Arab revolt takes hold -- The Hejaz campaign -- Spring in Damascus and the taking of Aqaba -- Lawrence goes to Cairo: July-October 1917 -- Stalemate: Winter 1917 -- The Derra Incident: 21-22 November 1917 -- Lawrence returns to Aqaba -- Spring 1918 -- The advance on Damascus: June-September 1918 -- Damascus -- End of the Arabian Road -- 'His name will live in history' -- Appendix A. Personae -- Appendix B, The French connection -- Appendix C. Special documents
Control code
19708957
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
260 pages, [16] pages of plates
Isbn
9780297846567
Lccn
2011508975
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm76935685
  • (OCoLC)76935685

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