Lawrence in arabia : War, Deceit, Imperial Folly and the Making of the Modern Middle East. / Scott Anderson.
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- ISBN: 9780385532938 (electronic bk)
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- Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : [publisher not identified], 2013.
|Summary, etc.:|| NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BYNew York TimesChristian Science MonitorNPRSeattle TimesSt. Louis DispatchNational Book Critics Circle Finalist -- American Library Association Notable BookA thrilling and revelatory narrative of one of the most epic and consequential periods in 20th century history -- the Arab Revolt and the secret "great game" to control the Middle East The Arab Revolt against the Turks in World War One was, in the words of T.E. Lawrence, "a sideshow of a sideshow." Amidst the slaughter in European trenches, the Western combatants paid scant attention to the Middle Eastern theater. As a result, the conflict was shaped to a remarkable degree by a small handful of adventurers and low-level officers far removed from the corridors of power. Curt Prüfer was an effete academic attached to the German embassy in Cairo, whose clandestine role was to foment...
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