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Lawrence by Michael Asher
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Dec 22, 09

bookshelves: history, middle-east, read-military, ww1

This book, first published in 1998, has been one of the best accounts I have read to date on 'Lawrence of Arabia'. For anyone looking for an easy to read but in-depth account of this amazing man then I think this book would be the one to read.

In 380 pages Michael Asher takes you along on a journey of discovery with T.E. Lawrence and what a journey it is. The author re-traces many of Lawrence’s desert journeys and presents the reader with a book that is part history, part travelogue and all drama!

This book attempts to put to rest many of the myths and part-truths surrounding the career of T.E. Lawrence and does it well without going over-board. This book presents the man, warts and all and you come away from the book still amazed at what this man managed to accomplish in the desert during the Great War.

The book offers many black & white photographs but also a number of nice colour photographs taken by the author whilst re-tracing Lawrence’s journeys. This is a good book and well worth the time to pick up and read.

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