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Seven Pillars of Wisdom: A Triumph: The Complete 1922 Text Paperback – January 20, 2011
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This was clearly put together by some sort of scanned image to text program that has a ton of flaws! Punctuation, capitalization, and paragraphs are all messed up - some letters are transcribed into numbers - because of this some sentences are puzzling to decipher, the publisher should be ashamed!
This is especially terrible when one considers the amount of time T.E. Lawrence put into obsessing over the details while writing this book (punctuation, how paragraphs began and ended on specific pages, etc...)
I'm disappointed this review will probably be lost in the sea of appropriate praise for this book and more people will probably end up disappointed with this piece of crap.
The author's attention to detail is stunning. His understanding of people, politics, Arabs, middle eastern geography are unrivaled. A great deal of the chaos the US inherited came from the good intentions of the British in destroying the Ottoman empire. No one was closer to it - and few people more instrumental to it - than this author. His writing is high british/public school with leavening of self and national loathing. I'm 1/3rd of the way through the book and would readily recommend it to anyone.
This book is not great literature. The writing is overly flowery at times, and it is hard to keep track of what is going on where. At times you sort of have to force yourself to keep reading. And it is almost nothing at all like the movie. Nonetheless, T. E. Lawrence was one of the significant players in a critical time in the history of the Middle East, so it is interesting to hear the story in his own words.
If you're looking for a gripping story, this isn't it. If you want to better understand the history of the Middle East, this is probably a must-read.
T.E. Lawrence was an exceptional man, who lived an exceptional life. His years with the Arabs, in their country makes for a really good read . In fact, I found myself Googling the locations that he spoke of and actually seeing images of the land that spoke so reverently to him.
I loved reading it on the Kindle ... just being able to tap a word to get a definition is great.
It also explains to a great degree why that part of the world is in its current state.
Just an enjoyable read.