Colonel Lawrence, The Man Behind the Legend

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“There have been other books about Colonel Lawrence, but none so solid as this…Captain Liddell Hart is a serious historian, a zealous seeker for and sifter of evidence, and a military critic of the first order…As biography it is as nearly full, honest, and plain-spoken as any biography of a living man can be; as history it is important… An impressive and convincing portrait as well as an extremely exciting narrative. Lawrence is here represented as a Pilgrim of Eternity, a man of universal capabilities, who, when in action, cannot escape general meditation, and when in retreat has to fight the thirst for action. His post-war seclusion is very simply explained: he had done a tremendous job under tremendous strain, had conducted with great genius the Desert War, had seen to it that our promises to the Arabs were implemented as fully as they could be, and needed a rest. There was no rest possible at Oxford where he tried a resident Fellowship of All Souls, and was deluged with callers. There would have been nothing but irritation in being a serving subordinate officer passing on orders in which probably he would not believe. He had to be in supreme command or at the bottom, where orders are received and none transmitted, so a private he became.”—Sir John Squire in the Sunday Times

“By far the best book that has yet appeared about Colonel Lawrence and the Arab Revolt. It is a brilliantly illuminating study at once of a man and a campaign.”—The Daily Mail

GENRE
History
RELEASED
2018
December 12
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
374
Pages
PUBLISHER
Arcole Publishing
SELLER
INscribe Digital
SIZE
21.6
MB

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