Lawrence of Arabia (Sterling Point Books Series)

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Colorful characters, a larger-than-life hero, stirring battles, death-defying desert treks, and an adventure rich in mystery and romance, are all depicted by a great writer. That and more is what readers will find in this spellbinding biography of Lawrence of Arabia that is impossible to put down. Bestselling author and screenwriter Alistair MacLean follows Lawrence as he breaks with tradition to live with Arabs and, using modern-day guerrilla tactics, helps them defeat the Turks and gain an independent state. In...

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Overview

Colorful characters, a larger-than-life hero, stirring battles, death-defying desert treks, and an adventure rich in mystery and romance, are all depicted by a great writer. That and more is what readers will find in this spellbinding biography of Lawrence of Arabia that is impossible to put down. Bestselling author and screenwriter Alistair MacLean follows Lawrence as he breaks with tradition to live with Arabs and, using modern-day guerrilla tactics, helps them defeat the Turks and gain an independent state. In addition to the enthralling details of the campaign, MacLean provides valuable insight into the origins of the Middle East we know today.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781402736131
  • Publisher: Sterling
  • Publication date: 8/28/2006
  • Series: Sterling Point Books Series
  • Pages: 176
  • Sales rank: 775,278
  • Age range: 12 - 17 Years
  • Lexile: 1130L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.20 (h) x 0.60 (d)

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  • Posted January 3, 2010

    One of my favorite books.

    I never wanted this book to end! It is now one of my all-time favorites. Although in some parts it is sad. But all in all I give writer a five-star-review. I do recommend that you skip the first chapter, it is very boring and it drags on for 17 pgs.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 6, 2009

    Educational

    I bought this to read with my 11 year old son. Goals in mind, to help him learn to finish a book once started, as well as learning about strength of character.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 27, 2009

    Excitement, adventure, and suspense

    If you love adventure or war stories, or liked the Lord of the Rings series, then you'll love this book! This is a tale of a man from Britain who fights with the Arabs for independence against the Turks in World War 1.

    Lawrence is a man from Britain who joins the military, and is then sent to Arabia. There, he becomes a military commander and helps the Arabs a great deal with the war for independence against the Turks. He has many good ideas about how to defeat the Turks, and when his ideas are not listened to, the other commanders' ideas usually fail. They take over many Turkish controlled cities that are in Arabia, and they often do it by destroying parts of the railroad that brings food and supplies to the city, especially the parts of the railroad that are hard to fix.

    Finally, the Arabs decide to make one final attack on the main base-city of the Turks. It takes them a long time to prepare, they need more troops, more provisions, and they need to make sure that the Turks cannot get reinforcements from a near by city. They then do everything they can to convince the Turks that they are attacking another city. They get British troops to help them with the attack, and send a bombing party to cut the railroad above the city that the Turks think they are attacking. By cutting the railroad they keep reinforcements from reaching the city they are attacking. Just when they are ready to attack, the bombing party returns to tell Lawrence that they were chased away and had failed to cut the railroad!

    Read the book to find out what happens!
    I enjoyed this book because I liked the excitement and the suspense. It's a good book for someone who liked the action in The Lord of the Rings series or someone who enjoyed the adventure in Eragon.

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