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Lawrence in Arabia by Scott Anderson

Lawrence in Arabia

Lawrence in Arabia : war, deceit, imperial folly and the making of the modern Middle East by Scott Anderson

A thrilling  narrative of one of the most epic and consequential periods in 20th century history  - the Arab Revolt and the secret great game to control the Middle East.

The Arab Revolt against the Turks in World War One was, in the words of T.E. Lawrence, ” a sideshow of a sideshow.” Amidst the slaughter in European trenches, the Western combatants paid scant attention to the Middle Eastern theater. As a result, the conflict was shaped to a remarkable degree by a small handful of adventurers and low-level officers far removed from the corridors of power.  - from the Publisher

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