Seven Pillars of Wisdom

Seven Pillars of Wisdom

A Triumph

Book - 1935
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Random House, Inc.
In his classic book, T.E. Lawrence—forever known as Lawrence of Arabia—recounts his role in the origin of the modern Arab world. At first a shy Oxford scholar and archaeologist with a facility for languages, he joined and went on to lead the Arab revolt against the Ottoman Turks while the rest of the world was enmeshed in World War I. With its richly detailed evocation of the land and the people Lawrence passionately believed in, its incisive portraits of key players, from Faisal ibn Hussein, the future Hashemite king of Syria and Iraq, to General Sir Edmund Allenby and other members of the British imperial forces, The Seven Pillars of Wisdom is an indispensible primary historical source. It helps us to understand today’s Middle East, while giving us thrilling accounts of military exploits (including the  liberation of Aqaba and Damascus), clandestine activities, and human foibles.

Baker & Taylor
The classic account of the Arab tribes' guerrilla warfare against Turkish forces during World War I and of Lawrence's part in and reflections on that warfare

Publisher: Garden City, N.Y. : Doubleday, Doran & company, inc., 1935
ISBN: 9780385418959
Branch Call Number: 940.4 L42
Characteristics: 622 pages : frontispiece, illustrations, plates, portraits, maps ; 26 cm


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Nov 28, 2018

The movie was about Lawrence's character- but with trains being blown up. This book is about trains being blown up- but with Lawrence's character hidden between the lines. It's amazing that other people lead lives far, far different from our own

Jan 04, 2016

Beautifully written, fascinating story of Lawrence's two years in the Middle East serving the Arabs to create their own nation while struggling with his English nation's conniving.
A careful slow read is needed to appreciate his extraordinary perception of the characters about him, his clarity to wage a fluid war to suit the desert and the tribal temperament different and the depth of description for the natural desert surroundings. 9/10

Dec 14, 2013

No, Lawrence did not hit a hay cart. He swerved to avoid two young boys on bicycles who had been hidden from his view by a dip in the road. He was going too fast and was thrown off the cycle, flew and hit his head. He lingered for a few days.

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EuSei Feb 28, 2013

The first time I read this book was many, many years ago, but I never forgot it. I also watched the 1960’s movie—more than once on TV and once during a special screening in Brazil, after it had been restored; the desert scenes are absolutely gorgeous, breathtaking. Nevertheless, the movie took many liberties and left off many interesting parts of his campaigns. Lawrence’s book is very technical, has lots of details about his campaigns, so if you are not into war history, this is not the book for you; watch the movie instead.

lawfor Feb 17, 2013

that's the typical response,keogh, from someone who hasn't researched an issue to someone who has (donkeyhote). if donkeyhote is a conspiracy theorist, then you are a conspiracy fearist, i.e.
you don't have the courage to seriously look into these various matters. the world is not stranger that you imagine my friend, the world is stranger than you CAN imagine, and remember, condemnation to any idea or theory prior to investigation is one of the highest forms of ignorance.

Feb 13, 2012

Lawrence of Arabia was an intelligence agent. After he did his work he met with a bizarr accident: he went on a motorcycle on a country road suddenly a hay cart pulled out in front of him - he hit it and died. Maybe he knew too much. The game of politics and hay carts are ruthless.


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