It focuses on the role that T.E. Lawrence played in the Arab Revolt during WWI. There is just enough wind-up with his early life, character, etc., and the history/geography of Arabia to insure the thrust of MacLean's small biography doesn't lose nonserious readers in a desert of Arab ignorance.Who is Lawrence of Arabia?
Those who only know T.E. Lawrence from the famous movie "Lawrence of Arabia" will find that there is much more to the man than his role in the Arab revolt against the Ottoman Empire during the First World War.What is the best book on Lawrence of Arabia?
Lawrence of Arabia: the Life, the Legend. London, Thames & Hudson: [In association with] Imperial War Museum. ISBN 978-0-500-51238-8. Brown, Malcolm (1988). The Letters of T. E. Lawrence. Brown, ed., Malcolm (2005). Lawrence of Arabia: The Selected Letters. London. Carchidi, Victoria K. (1987).Will Westerners ever see Lawrence in Arabia again?
Now, it is a place that no Westerner will likely see for a very long time to come. Scott Anderson is a former war correspondent and the author of seven books including The Man who Tried to Save the World, Triage, War Zones and his acclaimed biography Lawrence in Arabia, which won the 2013 National Book Critics Circle Award.