Hero : the life and legend of Lawrence of Arabia / by Michael Korda.
The acclaimed author of the "New York Times"-bestseller "Ike" returns with a definitive new biography of the legendary British scholar, adventurer, soldier, and hero who became a myth in his lifetime--T.E. Lawrence, Lawrence of Arabia.
The story of an epic life on a grand scale: a revealing, in-depth biography of the extraordinary, mysterious, and dynamic Englishman whose daring exploits and romantic profile--including his blond, sun-burnished good looks and flowing white robes--made him an object of intense fascination, still famous the world over as "Lawrence of Arabia." An Oxford scholar and archaeologist, Lawrence was sent to Cairo as a young intelligence officer in 1916. He vanished into the desert in 1917 only to emerge later as one of the greatest--and certainly most colorful--figures of World War One. As Korda shows, Lawrence was not only a man of his times; he was a visionary whose accomplishments--farsighted diplomat and kingmaker, military strategist of genius, perhaps the first modern "media celebrity" (and one of the first victims of it), and an acclaimed writer--transcended his era.--From publisher description.
- ISBN: 9780061712616
- ISBN: 0061712612
- Physical Description: xvii, 762 p.  p. of plates : ill., maps, ports ; 24 cm.
- Edition: 1st ed.
- Publisher: New York, NY : Harper, c2010.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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"Who is this extraordinary pip-squeak?" -- Aqaba, 1917 : the making of a hero -- "The family romance" -- Oxford, 1907-1910 -- Carchemish : 1911-1914 -- Cairo : 1914-1916 -- 1917 : "The uncrowned king of Arabia" -- 1918 : triumph and tragedy -- In the great world -- "Backing into the limelight" : 1920-1922 -- "Solitary in the ranks" -- Apotheosis -- Epilogue: Life after death.
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