Hero : the life and legend of Lawrence of Arabia /

The story of an epic life on a grand scale: a revealing, in-depth biography of the extraordinary, mysterious, and dynamic Englishman whose daring exploits and romantic profile--including his blond, sun-burnished good looks and flowing white robes--made him an object of intense fascination, still fam...

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Main Author: Korda, Michael, 1933-
Format: Book
Language:English
Published: New York, NY : Harper, [2010]
Edition:First edition.
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Summary:The story of an epic life on a grand scale: a revealing, in-depth biography of the extraordinary, mysterious, and dynamic Englishman whose daring exploits and romantic profile--including his blond, sun-burnished good looks and flowing white robes--made him an object of intense fascination, still famous the world over as "Lawrence of Arabia." An Oxford scholar and archaeologist, Lawrence was sent to Cairo as a young intelligence officer in 1916. He vanished into the desert in 1917 only to emerge later as one of the greatest--and certainly most colorful--figures of World War One. As Korda shows, Lawrence was not only a man of his times; he was a visionary whose accomplishments--farsighted diplomat and kingmaker, military strategist of genius, perhaps the first modern "media celebrity" (and one of the first victims of it), and an acclaimed writer--transcended his era.--From publisher description.
Physical Description:xvii, 762 pages 24 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 24 cm
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references (p. 727-730) and index.
ISBN:9780061712616
0061712612