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Seven Pillars of Wisdom : A Triumph
T. E. Lawrence
A great work, this ripping yarn is beautifully written by one one of the most intriguing characters of the modern era. Lawrence was scholar, linguist, poet, pilot, warrior and a leader of men. Shortly before he lost his life in 1935 as the result of a fall from his beloved Boanerges he had declined a position on the general staff which would in all likelihood have seen him a senior commander of the British forces at war's onset. At the time his rank was that of a corporal in a tank regiment. A subscriber's edition of Seven Pillars sold at auction recently for just under a million dollars.
Paperback: 672 pages
Anchor; ISBN: 0385418957; Reissue edition (July 1991)

I am not a very tractable person or much of a hero-worshipper, but I would have followed Lawrence over the edge of the world. I loved him for himself, and also because there seemed to be reborn in him all the lost friends of my youth. If genius be, in Emerson's phrase, a "stellar and undiminishable something", whose origin is a mystery and whose essence cannot be defined, then he was the only man of genius I have ever known.
John Buchan

Lawrence : The Uncrowned King of Arabia
by Michael Asher
Thomas Edward Lawrence was born illegitimate in 1888, "the son of unmarried parents who had vanished from one life to recreate themselves in another." (His father left four daughters, a marriage, and a hefty inheritance in Dublin to start a new life in England with the woman who'd been his children's governess.) Lawrence matured into an elusive man whose shifting personas baffled admirers and detractors alike. Explorer and Arabian scholar Michael Asher, himself familiar with the desert lands in which Lawrence made his military reputation during the First World War, accepts him as a complex bundle of contradictions. The story of this romantic Englishman's involvement in the Arab revolt against Turkey is, as always, a gripping physical, political, and spiritual adventure, and Asher retells it well. The book's most noteworthy achievement, however, is the balanced assessment of Lawrence as "a real man with a real blend of strengths and weaknesses ... whose inner lack of strong identity allowed him to be anything and anyone he felt others needed him to be." Biography purists may be put off by Asher's first-person intrusions into the narrative (frequently to retrace Lawrence's most famous journeys or to consider the veracity of incidents Lawrence described in Seven Pillars of Wisdom), but they serve to anchor a near-mythic existence in the geographic realities of the region he loved.
   --Wendy Smith -
Overlook Press; ISBN: 0879517123
A Prince of Our Disorder : The Life of T. E. Lawrence
by John E. Mack
When this Pulitzer Prize-winning biography first appeared in 1976, it rescued T. E. Lawrence from the mythologizing that had seemed to be his fate. In it, John Mack humanely and objectively explores the relationship between Lawrence's inner life and his historically significant actions. 

Extensive interviews, far-flung correspondence, access to War Office dispatches and unpublished letters provide the basis for Mack's sensitive investigation of the psychiatric dimensions of Lawrence's personality. In addition, Mack examines the pertinent history, politics, and sociology of the time in order to weigh the real forces with which Lawrence contended and which impinged upon him. 

Paperback - 608 pages Reprint edition (April )
Harvard Univ Pr; ISBN: 0674704940

Revolt in the Desert (Wordsworth Collection)
by T. E. Lawrence
This is a reprint of the original abridged version of Seven Pillars of Wisdom, ideal for the scholar who wishes to garner the facts without wading through the original tome.
Wordworth Military Library; ISBN: 1853266809

Lawrence of Arabia
by Basil Henry Liddell Hart
Synopsis Describes the background of the Arab Revolt, traces Lawrence's involvement, assesses his accomplishments as a military leader. 
Paperback: 406 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 1.00 x 9.52 x 5.39 
Publisher: DaCapo Press; (May 1989) 
ISBN: 0306803542 

Lawrence of Arabia
by Jeremy Wilson
In this short biography, Jeremy Wilson rescues the man from the legend, and sets out the achievements in war, diplomacy and literature that made him one of the most famous Englishmen of his generation.
Paperback - 128 pages Pocket edition (February 1, )
Sutton Publishing; ISBN: 0750918772

T. E. Lawrence : The Selected Letters
by Malcolm Brown
An excellent resource for those who wish to delve deeper into the man behind the myth. Db.
Paperback Reprint edition (April )
Marlowe & Co; ISBN: 1569249954

Lawrence and the Arabs
by Robert Graves
Robert Graves (I, Claudius, Goodbye to All That) goes to considerable lengths to help us understand the qualities for which Lawrence was admired by all who knew and worked with him. Written with Shaw's consent, this is one of two official biographies, the other being that of Liddel Hart. Db.
Jonathan Cape, 1928
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The Diary Kept by T. E. Lawrence While Travelling in Arabia During 1911
T.E. Lawrence
Garnet Pub Ltd; ISBN: 1873938241

Lawrence of Arabia and American Culture : The Making of a Transatlantic Legend
(Contributions to the Study of Popular Culture, No 47)
Joel C. Hodson
Hardcover - 195 pages
Greenwood Publishing Group; ISBN: 0313296170

Lawrence of Arabia, Strange Man of Letters : The Literary Criticism and Correspondence of T. E. Lawrence
Harold Orlans (Editor)
Hardcover (July 1993)
Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Pr; ISBN: 0838635083

The Medievalism of Lawrence of Arabia
M.D. Allen
Hardcover /Published 1991
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With Lawrence in Arabia
Lowell Thomas
"... an inaccurate and sentimental account of Lawrence, ...." Robert Graves
Paperback: 256 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.81 x 8.34 x 5.66 
Publisher: Prion Books; (April ) 
ISBN: 1853755001 

Empires of the Sand: The Struggle for Mastery in the Middle East, 1789-1923
by Efraim Karsh, Inari Karsh
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The Golden Warrior : The Life and Legend of Lawrence of Arabia
Lawrence James
Paperback Reprint edition
Marlowe & Co; ISBN: 1569248613

Colonel T.E. Lawrence (Lawrence of Arabia) visits Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Hardy
Ronald D. Knight
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A garland of legends : Lawrence of Arabia and the Arab revolt
Sidney Sugarman
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The golden reign : the story of my friendship with "Lawrence of Arabia"
Clare Sydney Smith
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In the footsteps of Lawrence of Arabia
Charles Blackmore
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Lawrence of Arabia
Richard. Ebert / Published 1980
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Lawrence of Arabia
Reginald H. Kaernan / Published 1977
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Lawrence of Arabia
R. H. Kiernan
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Lawrence of Arabia
Phillip Knightley / Published 1977
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Lawrence of Arabia
Alistair MacLean / Published 1963
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Lawrence of Arabia : The Literary Impulse
Stanley, Weintraub / Published 1976
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Lawrence of Arabia and His World
Richard Perceval Graves
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The Murder of Lawrence of Arabia
Matthew Eden / Published 1979
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Oxford's legendary son, the young Lawrence of Arabia, 1888-1910
Paul J. Marriott
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Secret despatches from Arabia : and other writings
T. E. Lawrence
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The secret lives of Lawrence of Arabia
Phillip Knightley
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Solitary in the ranks : Lawrence of Arabia as airman and private soldier
H. Montgomery Hyde
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T. E. Lawrence (of Arabia) -- a collectors booklist
David George William Disbury
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T. E. Lawrence : portrait of the artist as hero : controversy and caricature in the biographies of "Lawrence of Arabia"
Jill M. Phillips
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Images of Lawrence
Jonathan Cape, London, 1988, 
ISBN 0-224-02556-2
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Lawrence of Arabia - The Movie

Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
Starring: Peter O'Toole, et al.
Director: David Lean
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Lawrence of Arabia : A Film's Anthropology
by Steven C. Caton
Paperback - 356 pages (April )
Univ California Press; ISBN: 0520210832

Brough Superior The "Rolls-Royce" of Motorcycles.
T.E. Lawrence, a great proponent of the Rolls-Royce marque, was also a magnificent motorcyclist. He owned a succession of Brough Superiors and travelled at speed over distances which in this day and age seem quite respectable, but which in the 1920's & 30's were little short of incredible.

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