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The Life and Legend of Lawrence of Arabia

Korda, Michael, 1933-

(Book - 2010)
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
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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.
Publisher: New York : Harper, c2010
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 0061712612
9780061712616
Branch Call Number: B L423ko
D568.4.L45 K67 2010
Characteristics: xvii, 762 p., [24] p. of plates : ill. (some col.), maps (some col.) ; 24 cm

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Feb 20, 2013
  • StarGladiator rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Not only an outstanding book, but easily the most historically and biographically accurate of all those I've previously read on T.E. Lawrence. Highly recommended if interested in that time period and Lawrence of Arabia.

Apr 12, 2011
  • rmelmeyer rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

I disagree with Old Bill. The first hundred pages gets one into the story by sketching the events that went into the 1962 David Lean movie. The rest of the book fills in fascinating details about TE Lawrence's unusual family background, education, temperament, brilliance, and physical toughness. Korda makes it fun to read the details.

Apr 08, 2011
  • old_bill rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

A fascinating topic marred by horrendously opaque writing. On one page, I encountered a sentence with 51 words, and, later on the same page, a sentence with 114 words.

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