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Hero

The Life and Legend of Lawrence of Arabia
Korda, Michael (Book - 2010 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
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The story of an epic life on a grand scale: a revealing, in-depth biography of the extraordinary, mysterious, and dynamic Englishman whose daring exploits and romantic profile--including his blond, sun-burnished good looks and flowing white robes--made him an object of intense fascination, still famous the world over as "Lawrence of Arabia." An Oxford scholar and archaeologist, Lawrence was sent to Cairo as a young intelligence officer in 1916. He vanished into the desert in 1917 only to emerge later as one of the greatest--and certainly most colorful--figures of World War One. As Korda shows, Lawrence was not only a man of his times; he was a visionary whose accomplishments--farsighted diplomat and kingmaker, military strategist of genius, perhaps the first modern "media celebrity" (and one of the first victims of it), and an acclaimed writer--transcended his era.--From publisher description. The acclaimed author of the "New York Times"-bestseller "Ike" returns with a definitive new biography of the legendary British scholar, adventurer, soldier, and hero who became a myth in his lifetime--T.E. Lawrence, Lawrence of Arabia.
Authors: Korda, Michael, 1933-
Title: Hero
the life and legend of Lawrence of Arabia
Publisher: New York, NY : Harper, c2010
Edition: 1st ed
Characteristics: xvii, 762 p. [24] p. of plates : ill., maps, ports ; 24 cm
Contents: "Who is this extraordinary pip-squeak?"
Aqaba, 1917 : the making of a hero
"The family romance"
Oxford, 1907-1910
Carchemish : 1911-1914
Cairo : 1914-1916
1917 : "The uncrowned king of Arabia"
1918 : triumph and tragedy
In the great world
"Backing into the limelight" : 1920-1922
"Solitary in the ranks"
Apotheosis
Epilogue: Life after death
Summary: The story of an epic life on a grand scale: a revealing, in-depth biography of the extraordinary, mysterious, and dynamic Englishman whose daring exploits and romantic profile--including his blond, sun-burnished good looks and flowing white robes--made him an object of intense fascination, still famous the world over as "Lawrence of Arabia." An Oxford scholar and archaeologist, Lawrence was sent to Cairo as a young intelligence officer in 1916. He vanished into the desert in 1917 only to emerge later as one of the greatest--and certainly most colorful--figures of World War One. As Korda shows, Lawrence was not only a man of his times; he was a visionary whose accomplishments--farsighted diplomat and kingmaker, military strategist of genius, perhaps the first modern "media celebrity" (and one of the first victims of it), and an acclaimed writer--transcended his era.--From publisher description.
The acclaimed author of the "New York Times"-bestseller "Ike" returns with a definitive new biography of the legendary British scholar, adventurer, soldier, and hero who became a myth in his lifetime--T.E. Lawrence, Lawrence of Arabia.
ISBN: 0061712612
9780061712616
Branch Call Number: 921 Lawre
Statement of Responsibility: by Michael Korda
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Headings: Middle East specialists Great Britain Biography Soldiers Great Britain Biography World War, 1914-1918 Campaigns Turkey World War, 1914-1918 Campaigns Middle East Great Britain. Army Biography Lawrence, T. E. (Thomas Edward), 1888-1935 Legends Lawrence, T. E. (Thomas Edward), 1888-1935 Influence Lawrence, T. E. (Thomas Edward), 1888-1935
Topical Term: Middle East specialists
Soldiers
World War, 1914-1918
World War, 1914-1918
LCCN: 2010033189
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Feb 20, 2013
  • StarGladiator rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Not only an outstanding book, but easily the most historically and biographically accurate of all those I've previously read on T.E. Lawrence. Highly recommended if interested in that time period and Lawrence of Arabia.

Apr 12, 2011
  • rmelmeyer rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

I disagree with Old Bill. The first hundred pages gets one into the story by sketching the events that went into the 1962 David Lean movie. The rest of the book fills in fascinating details about TE Lawrence's unusual family background, education, temperament, brilliance, and physical toughness. Korda makes it fun to read the details.

Apr 08, 2011
  • old_bill rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

A fascinating topic marred by horrendously opaque writing. On one page, I encountered a sentence with 51 words, and, later on the same page, a sentence with 114 words.

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