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Hero: The Life and Legend of Lawrence of Arabia

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28 out of 29 people found this review helpful.

A good look at T.E. Lawrence

Previous reviewers seem to using the review space to express displeasure with the ebook price. I'm going to comment on the book. I've read a lot of Lawrence biographies and other work on his life and achievements. This one is the latest, and takes advantage of the relea...
Previous reviewers seem to using the review space to express displeasure with the ebook price. I'm going to comment on the book. I've read a lot of Lawrence biographies and other work on his life and achievements. This one is the latest, and takes advantage of the release of many previously restricted files on Lawrence and his official actions in WW1. Korda has also read many of the letters Lawrence wrote throughout his life and has made some analysis of the circumstances in which they were written and Lawrence's relationship with the recipients. I found this book lucid and clear in expression and carefully researched and thought. The last section has analysis of some of the earlier biographies which often had obvious and varied agendas; Korda hoped, I am sure, to avoid this. Lawrence was never a take him or leave him person at any time. This is a must read for anyone interested in Lawrence or in the Middle East - the section on the Paris Peace Conference in 1919 is enlightening. Decisions made there are still giving trouble today, and Lawrence clearly felt he failed the Arab people. Korda has given us an illuminating view of a complex man and a life that resonates more that 75 years after it ended.

posted by arethusa on November 28, 2010

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$19.80 for the hardback and $19.99 for the digital version??? What's wrong with this picture?

posted by AZ_Nooker on November 24, 2010

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