Frederic's Reviews > Hero: The Life and Legend of Lawrence of Arabia

Hero by Michael Korda
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Jan 07, 2011

it was amazing
Read from December 19, 2010 to January 07, 2011

Hagiography?...yes,but it's easy to see why Korda so admires Lawrence...the complete soldier/scholar/Sui Generis-Observed of All Observers...I am not particularly interested in battles,strategy,tactics and the other details of WWI military campaigns and yet Korda makes them facinating...but,Lawrence,in all the admirable ambiguity of his character and behaviour is,naturally,the centre of this extensive(but never exhausting) biography...Korda may over-value some virtues and underplay some vices of his "Hero" but he convinced me that Lawrence more than earned that sorely misused honorific...
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