Lawrence of Arabia

B.H. Liddell Hart

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Lawrence of Arabia

Lawrence of Arabia By B.H. Liddell Hart Lawrence of Arabia T E Shaw better known as Lawrence of Arabia was one of the most romantic heroic and enigmatic figures of his day The subject of myth and hagiography he was equally accomplished in several fields

  • Title: Lawrence of Arabia
  • Author: B.H. Liddell Hart
  • ISBN: 9780306803543
  • Page: 433
  • Format: Paperback
  • Lawrence of Arabia By B.H. Liddell Hart T E Shaw, better known as Lawrence of Arabia, was one of the most romantic, heroic, and enigmatic figures of his day The subject of myth and hagiography, he was equally accomplished in several fields as archaeologist, diplomat, writer, and soldier and he worked throughout World War I and after in the Middle East in efforts to promote independent Arab states His autobioT E Shaw, better known as Lawrence of Arabia, was one of the most romantic, heroic, and enigmatic figures of his day The subject of myth and hagiography, he was equally accomplished in several fields as archaeologist, diplomat, writer, and soldier and he worked throughout World War I and after in the Middle East in efforts to promote independent Arab states His autobiography Seven Pillars of Wisdom is one of the greatest works of its kind The esteemed military historian B H Liddell Hart wrote this study of Lawrence in order to pierce the clouds of legend He discussed Lawrence s Oxford days, his experiences as an intelligence officer in Egypt, and in particular the tactics of guerrilla warfare he practiced so effectively against the large Turkish armies during World War I Liddell Hart was one of the few to give Lawrence his full justice as both a man and a brilliant soldier Long out of print, this book unravels the many puzzling features of Lawrence s story and restores him to his proper place as one of the twentieth century s heroic, but very human, figures.
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    1. Connor on said:

      An interesting combination biography and military strategy analysis At times though it feels like he relies too heavily on Seven Pillars without adding much of his own insight The best parts are where he shows how Lawrence s theories were built off of previous generals and examines Lawrence s place in history among them Quotes from his letters and conversations with Lawrence add a nice touch.

    2. Nick Pengelley on said:

      I ve read very many books on Lawrence, as well as everything by him, including his letters Recent books, notably those by Scott Anderson and Anthony Sattin, have provided valuable new insights This book,although written 80 years ago, is very special in its own right Not only does it provide a very thorough review of Lawrence s campaigns and by one of the most famous of war historians that is not to be sneezed at but the author was clearly a very good friend of Lawrence It is full of sentences th [...]

    3. Christopher Saunders on said:

      The first serious biography of TEL One must be interested in military tactics to enjoy this book BLH analyzes Lawrence s tactical achievements in considerable detail, comparing him to theoreticians like Saxe and Foch and commanders like Napoleon and Marlborough BLH certainly has authority to draw such comparisons, and his comments on Lawrence s asymmetrical casualty ratios and allocation are hard to refute On the other hand, his near uncritical acceptance of Lawrence s accounts and claims that L [...]

    4. Valerie on said:

      I THINK this is the book I read, though not in this edition If it is the one I read, it has a photo insert, and it may have been the basis of at least one movie.I ve tried reading TE Lawrence s own readings, and found him arrogant and misogynistic, as well as than a little racist But it s an interesting story, and reading it from the perspective of a skilled biographer as I know Hart is gives insight into a part of history that s too often underreported.

    5. Alejandro on said:

      Un militar entra able, aventura en cada viaje en el desierto, algunos cap tulos extraordinarios en este libro esperan a ser abordados por el lector para viajar y respirar un aire sofocante y contaminar tu visi n con arena y sol.Este libro es una odisea en los desiertos y las geograf as m s letales para el ser humano, tendr s la oportunidad de conocer otro punto de vista de lo que suced a en otro campo de batalla en la primera guerra mundial.

    6. John on said:

      I never saw the Lean film all the way through and decided it was time I learn a bit about this guy, plus some history of the Middle East in that period Found this book was in a library book sale It did the trick and I think it gave a fairly rounded view of the man and the history of the time Can t say it was a great read, but worthwhile.

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