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Lawrence And The Arabs

Author : Robert Graves
ISBN : 9780795336874
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The real story of T. E. Lawrence’s life as told by the author of I, Claudius. “A combination of history, biography, and . . . an amazingly human tale” (Boston Evening Transcript). Immortalized in the film Lawrence of Arabia, the real T. E. Lawrence was a leader, a war strategist, and a scholar, and is here immortalized in an intimate biography written by his close friend, the award-winning British novelist, poet and classicist Robert Graves. As a student at Oxford, T. E. Lawrence was fascinated with Middle Eastern history and culture, and underwent a four-month visit to Syria to study the fortifications built by the crusaders. Later, he returned to the region, this time as an archaeologist working with the British Army’s Intelligence unit in Egypt during World War I. From there, in 1916, he joined Arab rebels fighting against Turkish domination. His brilliance as a desert war tactician earned him the respect of the Turkish fighters and worldwide renown. “Interesting and informative.” —New York Herald Tribune “[Mr. Graves] has done his job admirably and without any too obvious excesses of hero worship.” —New Statesman “[Readers] will consult Mr. Graves for information about this man.” —The New Republic

Lawrence And The Arabian Adventure

Author : Robert Graves
ISBN : STANFORD:36105011989881
Genre : Arab countries
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This book recounts T.E. Lawrence life with special emphasis on his involvement in the Royal Air Force both during and after World War I.

The T E Lawrence Puzzle

Author : Stephen E. Tabachnick
ISBN : 9780820340043
Genre : Literary Criticism
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From the early 1920s to the late 1960s, T. E. Lawrence's life and career were largely the subject of sensationalist speculation, fired mainly by the romantic image of “Lawrence of Arabia.” Then, as the result of various political, scholarly, and intellectual developments, study of Lawrence's career and influence began to take on a new aspect. This collection of fourteen essays, including Stephen E. Tabachnick's extensive introduction, provides balanced and fully documented analyses of Lawrence's multifaceted career by an international group of scholars. The T. E. Lawrence Puzzle will appeal to Lawrence experts and to general readers interested in objective, reasoned perspectives on a brilliant polymath with a fascinating personality, whose many achievements remain very relevant to our own times.

Thomas Edward Lawrence

Author : Philip M. O'Brien
ISBN : STANFORD:36105073476660
Genre : Reference
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New edition of a definitive bibliography of T.E. Lawrence, who was not only a soldier of fortune, but a fascinating man with a range of interests on many subjects. It covers the canon of Lawrence's work, as well as much of the literature about him that has been identified to date in all languages, t

Churchill S Wizards

Author : Nicholas Rankin
ISBN : 9780571247899
Genre : History
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The real story of how Winston Churchill and the British mastered deception to defeat the Nazis - by conning the Kaiser, hoaxing Hitler and using brains to outwit brawn. By June 1940, most of Europe had fallen to the Nazis and Britain stood alone. So, with Winston Churchill in charge the British bluffed their way out of trouble, drawing on the trickery which had helped them win the First World War. They broadcast outrageous British propaganda on pretend German radio stations, broke German secret codes and eavesdropped on their messages. Every German spy in Britain was captured and many were used to send back false information to their controllers. Forged documents misled their intelligence. Bogus wireless traffic from entire phantom armies, dummy airfields with model planes, disguised ships and inflatable rubber tanks created a vital illusion of strength. Culminating in the spectacular misdirection that was so essential to the success of D-Day in 1944, Churchill's Wizards: The British Genius for Deception 1914-1945 is a thrilling work of popular military history filled with almost unbelievable stories of bravery, creativity and deception. Nicholas Rankin is the author of Dead Man's Chest, Telegram From Guernica and Ian Fleming's Commandos. 'This is a story clamouring to be told. We could not have imagined the scope of the inventiveness, the daring of these people's imaginations . . . I could not stop reading this book.' Doris Lessing

The Politics Of Dispossession

Author : Edward W. Said
ISBN : 9780307829634
Genre : History
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Ever since the appearance of his groundbreaking The Question of Palestine, Edward Said has been America's most outspoken advocate for Palestinian self-determination. As these collected essays amply prove, he is also our most intelligent and bracingly heretical writer on affairs involving not only Palestinians but also the Arab and Muslim worlds and their tortuous relations with the West. In The Politics of Dispossession Said traces his people's struggle for statehood through twenty-five years of exile, from the PLO's bloody 1970 exile from Jordan through the debacle of the Gulf War and the ambiguous 1994 peace accord with Israel. As frank as he is about his personal involvement in that struggle, Said is equally unsparing in his demolition of Arab icons and American shibboleths. Stylish, impassioned, and informed by a magisterial knowledge of history and literature, The Politics of Dispossession is a masterly synthesis of scholarship and polemic that has the power to redefine the debate over the Middle East.

Movie Greats

Author : Philip Gillett
ISBN : 9781847886156
Genre : Performing Arts
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Why are some films regarded as classics, worthy of entry into the canon of film history? Which sorts of films make the cut and why? Movie Greats questions how cinema is ranked and, in doing so, uncovers a history of critical conflict, with different aesthetic positions battling for dominance. The films examined range across the history of cinema: The Battleship Potemkin, The 39 Steps, Modern Times, Citizen Kane, It's a Wonderful Life, Black Narcissus, The Night of the Hunter, Lawrence of Arabia, 8 1/2, 2001: A Space Odyssey, The Godfather, Raging Bull, The Piano and Kill Bill: Vol. 1.Each chapter opens with a brief summary of the film's plot and goes on to discuss the historical context, the key individuals who made the film, and initial and subsequent popular and critical responses. Students studying the history of film, canon formation or film aesthetics will find this book relevant, provocative and absorbing.

Britain The Hashemites And Arab Rule

Author : Timothy J. Paris
ISBN : 9781135771904
Genre : Political Science
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Timothy Paris examines Winston Churchill's involvement in the struggle for power in a number of Middle Eastern countries between 1920 and 1925. His study traces the development of the Sherifian policy, a policy that was devised by the British.

The Balfour Declaration

Author : Jonathan Schneer
ISBN : 9781408809709
Genre : History
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In the middle of the First World War, the British War Cabinet approved and issued a statement in the form of a letter that encouraged the settlement of the Jewish people in Palestine. Signed by the Foreign Secretary Arthur Balfour, the Balfour Declaration remains one of the most important documents of the last hundred years. Jonathan Schneer explores the story behind the declaration and its unforeseen consequences that have shaped the modern world, placing it in context paying attention to the fascinating characters who conceived, opposed and plotted around it - among them Lloyd George, Lord Rothschild, T.E. Lawrence, Prince Faisal and Aubrey Herbert (the man who was 'Greenmantle'). The Balfour Declaration brings vividly to life the origins of one of the world's longest lasting and most damaging conflicts.

Money Power And Fame In Astrology

Author : Au Yong Chee Tuck
ISBN : 9781482891928
Genre : Family & Relationships
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The themes of money, power, fame, and love are universal in humanity, regardless of race, or religion, or class. Whether we examine the lives of the rich or the poor, the powerful or the ordinary, the famous or the unknown, these topics crop up again and again. Whats more, most ordinary people believed that the rich, famous, and powerful lived easier lives. History tells us, however, that this is not frequently the case. In Money, Power, and Fame in Astrology, author Au Yong Chee Tuck considers this notion by examining the birth charts of several well-known people using the elements of Chinese astrology and relating them to the events of their lives. Au Yong presented the lives and charts of figures as diverse as musician Xavier Cugat, actress Shirley MacLaine, and politician Adolf Hitler. His collection offered a detailed survey of the struggles and achievements in their lives and how astrology aided or hindered them along with astrological charts for each person.

The New Cambridge Bibliography Of English Literature

Author : George Watson
Genre : Literary Criticism
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More than fifty specialists have contributed to this new edition of volume 4 of The Cambridge Bibliography of English Literature. The design of the original work has established itself so firmly as a workable solution to the immense problems of analysis, articulation and coordination that it has been retained in all its essentials for the new edition. The task of the new contributors has been to revise and integrate the lists of 1940 and 1957, to add materials of the following decade, to correct and refine the bibliographical details already available, and to re-shape the whole according to a new series of conventions devised to give greater clarity and consistency to the entries.

A History Of The British Cavalry

Author : Lord Anglesey
ISBN : 9781473815025
Genre : History
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Volume V covers the last glory days of cavalry in World War I's Middle Eastern theater, as British, Indian, Australian and New Zealand cavalry conducted some of the most brilliant mounted operations of all time.

T E Lawrence

Author : Philip M. O'Brien
ISBN : UOM:39015028699620
Genre : Oxfordshire (England)
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A Line In The Sand

Author : James Barr
ISBN : 9781849839037
Genre : History
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A fascinating insight into the untold story of how British-French rivalry drew the battle-lines of the modern Middle East. In 1916, in the middle of the First World War, two men secretly agreed to divide the Middle East between them. Sir Mark Sykes was a visionary politician; François Georges-Picot a diplomat with a grudge. They drew a line in the sand from the Mediterranean to the Persian frontier, and together remade the map of the Middle East, with Britain’s 'mandates' of Palestine, Transjordan and Iraq, and France's in Lebanon and Syria. Over the next thirty years a sordid tale of violence and clandestine political manoeuvring unfolded, told here through a stellar cast of politicians, diplomats, spies and soldiers, including T. E. Lawrence, Winston Churchill and Charles de Gaulle. Using declassified papers from the British and French archives, James Barr vividly depicts the covert, deadly war of intrigue and espionage between Britain and France to rule the Middle East, and reveals the shocking way in which the French finally got their revenge. ‘The very grubby coalface of foreign policy … I found the entire book most horribly addictive’ Independent ‘One of the unexpected responses to reading this masterful study is amazement at the efforts the British and French each put into undermining the other’ The Spectator

Len Lye

Author : Roger Horrocks
ISBN : 1869402472
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Lye was - in the words of poet Alistair Reid - 'the least boring person who ever lived'. Even after his death he continues to be a controversial figure as his plans for giant moving sculptures are at last being realised in New Zealand."--BOOK JACKET.

Setting The Desert On Fire T E Lawrence And Britain S Secret War In Arabia 1916 1918

Author : James Barr
ISBN : 0393070956
Genre : History
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Greed and intrigue combine explosively in this gripping tale of how the mercurial Lawrence of Arabia changed the Middle East forever. It was T. E. Lawrence’s classic Seven Pillars of Wisdom that made the Arab Revolt a legend and helped turn the British intelligence officer into the mythical “Lawrence of Arabia.” But the intrigue behind the revolt and its startling consequences for the present-day Middle East have remained a mystery for nearly one hundred years. James Barr spent four years trawling declassified archives in Europe and crossing the hostile deserts of the Middle East to re-create the revolt as the international drama it really was. A colorful cast of Arab sheiks, British and French soldiers, spies, and diplomats come together in this gripping narrative of political maneuvering, guerrilla warfare, and imperial greed. Setting the Desert on Fire is a masterly account of a key moment in the history of the Middle East, and a portrait of Lawrence himself that is bright, nuanced, and full of fresh insights into the true nature of the master mythmaker.

The Rothschild Dynasty

Author : John Coleman
ISBN : 9785880819829
Genre : History
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Blowing My Own Trumpet

Author : Michael Faunce-Brown
ISBN : 9781782223405
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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MULTI-TALENTED EX-HEADTEACHER gives an account of war time in an English boarding school, losing his father from 1939-1946 while he was fighting Mr Hitler, not entirely solo; hostile neighbours on a Welsh hill farm, running an armoured regiment’s transport in Jordan, aged only nineteen, working on a New Zealand sheep farm, playing very coarse rugby, cleaning out an uncased well, playing in a dance band, teaching in the UK and being a Headmaster, losing his wife to cancer after a thirteen year struggle, writing and producing a full feature action movie, “Fight Back”, on DVD with Echelon, life in New Zealand again and Australia, making documentary films, filming from Beijing to Helsinki and also Botswana and much more. “So many people have nagged me to write the story of my life, so I have given in.”

Lawrence And Aaronsohn

Author : Ronald Florence
ISBN : 1101202432
Genre : History
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The rivalry that presaged the world's most tenacious conflict As the Arab-Israeli conflict continues to plague the Middle East, historian Ronald Florence offers extraordinary new insights on its origins. This is the story of T. E. Lawrence, the young British officer who became famous around the world as Lawrence of Arabia, Aaron Aaronsohn, an agronomist from Palestine, and the antagonism that divided them over the fate of the dying Ottoman Empire during World War I--a clash of visions that set Arab nationalism and Zionism on a direct collision course that reverberates to this day.

Guerrilla Leader

Author : James Schneider
ISBN : 9780345530202
Genre : History
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Reclaiming T. E. Lawrence from hype and legend, James J. Schneider offers a startling reexamination of this leader’s critical role in shaping the modern Middle East. Just how did this obscure British junior intelligence officer, unschooled in the art of war, become “Lawrence of Arabia” and inspire a loosely affiliated cluster of desert tribes to band together in an all-or-nothing insurgency against their Turkish overlords? The answers have profound implications for our time as well, as a new generation of revolutionaries pulls pages from Lawrence’s playbook of irregular warfare. Blowing up trains and harassing supply lines with dynamite and audacity, Lawrence drove the mighty armies of the Ottoman Turks to distraction and brought the Arabs to the brink of self-determination. But his success hinged on more than just innovative tactics: As he immersed himself in Arab culture, Lawrence learned that a traditional Western-style hierarchical command structure could not work in a tribal system where warriors lead not only an army but an entire community. Weaving quotations from Lawrence’s own writings with the histories of his greatest campaigns, Schneider shows how this stranger in a strange land evolved over time into the model of the self-reflective, enabling leader who eschews glory for himself but instead seeks to empower his followers. Guerrilla Leader also offers a valuable analysis of Lawrence’s innovative theories of insurgency and their relevance to the ongoing turmoil in the Middle East. This exhaustively researched book also provides a detailed account of the Arab revolt, from the stunning assault on the port city of Aqaba to the bloody, Pyrrhic victory at Tafileh, the only set-piece battle Lawrence fought during the Great Arab Revolt. Lawrence emerged from the latter experience physically and mentally drained, incapable of continuing as a military commander, and, Schneider asserts, in the early stages of the post-traumatic stress disorder that would bedevil him for the rest of his life. The author then carries the narrative forward to the final slaughter of the Turks at Tafas and the Arabs’ ultimate victory at Damascus. With insights into Lawrence’s views on discipline, his fear of failure, and his enduring influence on military leadership in the twenty-first century, Guerrilla Leader is a bracingly fresh take on one of the great subjects of the modern era. Foreward by Pulitzer Prize winner Thomas E. Ricks From the Hardcover edition.

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