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

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W. W. Norton & Company, 6 de jul de 2009 - 382 páginas

"Barr turns history into a drama, with bright writing and a fascinating cast of characters.” —Mary Foster, Associated Press

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.

 

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This book has good potential, telling the tale of the Arab revolt against the Turks in WWI, but spends too much time describing, in much more than needed detail, the many day to day meetings between ... Ler resenha completa

Setting the desert on fire: T. E. Lawrence and Britain's secret war in Arabia, 1916-1918

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The Arabs: fiercely nationalistic and politically fragmented. The imperialists: militarily stretched and engaged in contradictory diplomacy. Oil: complicating the political interests. While this could ... Ler resenha completa

Conteúdo

A ClearThinking Hatchet
9
Will This
21
The Uprising Starts and Stutters
34
The Blame Game Begins
43
The French Arrive
55
This Was the
62
Crisis over Rabigh
74
Turning Point
86
1
219
New Conditions
229
34
236
A Complete MuckUp 24 1
241
Preparing for the Push
252
Holding Operations
262
The Dara Raid
273
55
286

Wajh
97
The First Railway Raids
107
Differences over Tactics
124
Fighting for Us on a
135
Triumph at Aqaba
153
The Impact of Aqaba
160
Impolitic Truths
168
Difficult Times
180
Victory and Failure
189
Where Was Lawrence?
201
The Road to Damascus
287
A House with No Door
298
14
314
Notes
324
62
350
Bibliography
355
Acknowledgments
363
74
369
153
375
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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.

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