Why did T.E. Lawrence of Arabia, at the height of his power and fame, opt for a life of relative obscurity by joining the lower ranks of the armed services? A possible explanation is offered.
At a time when events in the Middle East cast such a dark shadow on world affairs, any study which increases our understanding of the history and politics of the region is to be welcomed. Andrew Norman's book on TE Lawrence gives a valuable insight into the mind of the man who helped create some of the most politically disputed boundaries in Arabia.' - General Sir Michael Rose KCB,CBE,DSO,QGM,DL
A quite profound study of an infinitely complex man. - George Willey