Setting the Desert on Fire: T.E. Lawrence and Britain's Secret War in Arabia, 1916-1918

T. E. Lawrence and Britain's Secret War in Arabia, 1916-1918
WW Norton & Co (Verlag)
  • erschienen am 28. Juli 2009
  • Buch
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  • Softcover
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  • 382 Seiten
978-0-393-33527-9 (ISBN)

T. E. Lawrence's classic Seven Pillars of Wisdom made the Arab revolt a legend and helped turn him into the mythical "Lawrence of Arabia." Setting the Desert on Fire is both a masterly account of the intrigue behind the revolt and its startling consequences for the present-day Middle East and a portrait of Lawrence that brings fresh insight to the true nature of the master mythmaker.

  • Englisch
  • New York
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  • USA
  • Für Beruf und Forschung
31 photos; 3 maps
  • Höhe: 208 mm
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  • Breite: 140 mm
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  • Dicke: 28 mm
  • 314 gr
978-0-393-33527-9 (9780393335279)
James Barr is the author of Setting the Desert on Fire. During the research for A Line in the Sand he was a Visiting Fellow at St Antony's College, Oxford. He lives in London.
"Barr expertly navigates an intriguing landscape of shifting alliances and labyrinthine politics peopled with eccentric characters to demystify a fascinating legend." -- Publishers Weekly "[James] Barr has written a compact, scrupulously accurate chronicle of the revolt and Lawrence's role in it, utilizing previously unavailable archival material...An excellent general history of a widely misunderstood struggle that largely defined the shape of the modern Middle East." -- Booklist "A tightly-focused, fast-paced account...Mr. Barr's achievement is to tell Lawrence's story more clearly and objectively, helping to make sense of a complex war fought in an unfamiliar land and language." -- Adam Kirsch - New York Sun

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