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This is the exciting and highly literate story of the real Lawrence of Arabia, as written by Lawrence himself, who helped unify Arab factions against the occupying Turkish army, circa World War I. Lawrence has a novelist's eye for detail, a poet's command of the language, an adventurer's heart, a soldier's great story, and his memory and intellect are at least as good as all those. Lawrence describes the famous guerrilla raids, and train bombings you know from the movie, but also tells of the Arab people and politics with great penetration. Moreover, he is witty, always aware of the ethical tightrope that the English walked in the Middle East and always willing to include himself in his own withering insight.
"It ranks with the greatest books ever written in the English language.As a narrative of war and adventure...it is unsurpassable" -- Winston Churchill "Round this tent-pole of a military chronicle, T. E. has hung an unexampled fabric of portraits, descriptions, philosophies, emotions, adventures, dreams" -- E.M. Forster "I am not much of a hero-worshipper but I could have followed T.E. Lawrence over the edge of the world" -- John Buchan "Seven Pillars of Wisdom is one of the major statements about the fighting experience of the First World War" -- Angus Calder "Emotional and mythic" Guardian --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.See all Editorial Reviews
Really poor edition! Lot's of typos, lost sentences, etc... Don't make the same mistake I did, try some other edition please!Published 2 days ago by Carlos Rosão
Its is the greatest English book I've ever read: Ingredibly interesting and very well written. The immense vocabulary and the variety of expressions that T.E. Read morePublished 2 days ago by Annette Krames
Littered with typos and errors -- in some cases a glaring error every sentence! It seems that a print edition was quickly scanned and that nobody proofed the OCR results. Read morePublished 5 days ago by Kevin E Cain
T.E. Lawrence writes of these turbulent times with aplomb. He confides the duplicitous role he filled, uniting tribal Arabs to beat the Turks,yet knowing the spoils of this war... Read morePublished 15 days ago by Michael Belliveau
This book should be read by all of our politicians and military leaders. Had they done so, we might have avoided our disastrous forays into Afghanistan (and especially Iraq). Read morePublished 24 days ago by Ralph N. Malahowski
What would I give to have Lawrence's descriptive skills!!!!
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Thorough insight into the WW! campaign to chase the Turkish empire out of the Middle East. The book is often more of a diary of TE Lawrence's experiences during this campaign and... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Mr. Duncan McKenzie
I bought this version (paperback) mainly because of the book being advertised as the complete text. For the most part, it is in fact complete. However, I could not locate T.E. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Adam Stenzel