Lawrence of Arabia s War

  • Filename: lawrence-of-arabia-s-war.
  • ISBN: 9780300196832
  • Release Date: 2016-04-21
  • Number of pages: 552
  • Author: Neil Faulkner
  • Publisher: Yale University Press

A wealth of new research and thinking on Lawrence, the Arab Revolt, and World War One in the Middle East, providing essential background to today s violent conflicts "

Great Writers on the Great War Revolt in the Desert

  • Filename: great-writers-on-the-great-war-revolt-in-the-desert.
  • ISBN: 9781445635958
  • Release Date: 2014-03-15
  • Number of pages: 288
  • Author: T. E. Lawrence
  • Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited

Revolt in the Desert is the extraordinary story of the war in Arabia between 1916 and 1918, written by one of the war s most extraordinary characters, Lawrence of Arabia. It tells of his adventures and life amongst the Arab tribesmen, the daring raids on the Turks, the demolition of railway lines, the attacking of desert outposts, and of the opening of the road to Damascus and eventual overthrow of the Turks in the inhospitable landscape of the Middle East. Few had made headway with the Bedouin and Arabs before Lawrence, but his strength of character and his personality suited this war perfectly and he was soon considered to be hugely important in the fight in the Middle East both by his superiors and by the Arabs who rallied around him. This is his story, from his viewpoint. T.E. Lawrence truly was a great writer on the Great War.

The Medievalism of Lawrence of Arabia

  • Filename: the-medievalism-of-lawrence-of-arabia.
  • ISBN: 027102612X
  • Release Date: 1991
  • Number of pages: 236
  • Author: M. D. Allen
  • Publisher: Penn State Press

M. D. Allen's study deals with T. E. Lawrence's lifelong interest in the medieval world, especially medieval literature, and its considerable influence on his view of himself and of the Arabs with whom he fought in an archaic theater of war, and hence his own literary production. The Medievalism of Lawrence of Arabia investigates the influence Lawrence's interest in medieval life and literature had on his attitudes toward life in general and&—in content, theme, and diction&—on his masterpiece, Seven Pillars of Wisdom, in particular. Allen begins with a brief biography of Lawrence&—his early interest in things medieval and his somewhat controversial BA thesis on crusader castles. Allen then reveals the extent to which Lawrence's ideas about honor, warfare, and chivalry in the Arab war against the Turks were shaped by his reading in medieval writings such as Malory's Morte d'Arthur. (Both, as he makes clear, were warrior societies dominated by horses.) Lawrence's reading in the nineteenth-century medievalism is also explored, as in Tennyson's Idylls of the King, and Ruskin's writing on art, where the parallel between Ruskin's ideas on ornament and Lawrence's ideas about the dignity of war is demonstrated. Allen then identifies the medieval and neomedieval texts of Seven Pillars of Wisdom and shows why and to what effect Lawrence borrowed from chivalric, neochivalric, and pseudochivalric works, and sometimes transmogrified them, revealing Lawrence's greatest inspiration to be an English translation of the Moallakat (which is, so to speak, the Arabic Beowulf). Allen sheds new light on many aspects of the influence of medievalism on Lawrence's thought and writing.

The Mint

  • Filename: the-mint.
  • ISBN: 9781786720160
  • Release Date: 2016-08-30
  • Number of pages: 240
  • Author: T.E. Lawrence
  • Publisher: I.B.Tauris

In 1922, his dreams of an independent Arabia shattered, T.E. Lawrence enlisted in the RAF under the assumed name John Hume Ross. Though methodical and restrictive, life there seemed to suit Lawrence: "The Air Force is not a man-crushing humiliating slavery, all its days. There is sun & decent treatment, and a very real measure of happiness, to those who do not look forward or back." With poetic clarity, Lawrence brings to life the harsh realities of barracks life and illuminates the strange twilight world he had slipped into after his war experiences. For anyone interested in the life of one of the 20th century's most enduring heroes and his life beyond the well-documented Arab revolt, The Mint is essential and compelling reading.

Seven Pillars of Wisdom The Evolution of a Revolt Complete Edition with Original Illustrations and Maps

  • Filename: seven-pillars-of-wisdom-the-evolution-of-a-revolt-complete-edition-with-original-illustrations-and-maps.
  • ISBN: 9788026845560
  • Release Date: 2015-10-25
  • Number of pages: 256
  • Author: T. E. Lawrence
  • Publisher: e-artnow

This carefully crafted ebook: “Seven Pillars of Wisdom & The Evolution of a Revolt (Complete Edition with Original Illustrations and Maps)” is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. Seven Pillars of Wisdom is the autobiographical account of the experiences of British soldier T. E. Lawrence ("Lawrence of Arabia"), while serving as a liaison officer with rebel forces during the Arab Revolt against the Ottoman Turks of 1916 to 1918. In 1919 he had been elected to a seven-year research fellowship at All Souls College, Oxford, providing him with support while he worked on the book. In addition to being a memoir of his experiences during the war, certain parts also serve as essays on military strategy, Arabian culture and geography, and other topics. Lawrence re-wrote Seven Pillars of Wisdom three times; once "blind" after he lost the manuscript while changing trains at Reading railway station. Lawrence acknowledged having been helped in the editing of the book by George Bernard Shaw. In the preface to Seven Pillars, Lawrence offered his "thanks to Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Shaw for countless suggestions of great value and diversity: and for all the present semicolons". Thomas Edward Lawrence (1888-1935) was a British archaeologist, military officer, and diplomat. He was renowned for his liaison role during the Sinai and Palestine Campaign, and the Arab Revolt against Ottoman Turkish rule of 1916–18. The breadth and variety of his activities and associations, and his ability to describe them vividly in writing, earned him international fame as Lawrence of Arabia—a title used for the 1962 film based on his First World War activities.

27 Articles

  • Filename: 27-articles.
  • ISBN: 9781501182006
  • Release Date: 2017-08
  • Number of pages: 64
  • Author: T. E. Lawrence
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster

27 Articles is Lawrence of Arabia’s classic set of guidelines on military leadership in the Middle East. The 100th anniversary edition features a new introduction by foreign policy expert John Hulsman and a new afterword from CBS News President David Rhodes, addressing the articles’ lasting lessons. In 1916, T.E. Lawrence was deployed to the Arabian Peninsula to aid with the Arab Revolt against the Ottoman Empire. It was the middle of World War I and the British command was throwing its weight behind the long-rebellious southern territories of the Ottoman Empire. Lawrence had extraordinary success fighting alongside the coalition of Arab revolutionaries, and his story has since become legend. Worried that Lawrence would die on the battlefield and that his knowledge would vanish with him, British command asked Lawrence to write out a series of guidelines on his own tactics and teachings. 27 Articles, the text of Lawrence’s guidelines, has become required reading for military leaders. Lawrence’s deployment was the West’s first modern involvement in war in the Middle East, and his campaign held myriad lessons for future generations. Despite being a century old, the articles are deeply prescient on the challenges America has faced in its wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Terse and to the point, Lawrence’s articles begin on the battlefield but their value extends well beyond, into the fields of management, leadership, and business. On the 100th anniversary of 27 Articles’ original publication, foreign policy John Hulsman and CBS News President David Rhodes now speak to the articles’ ongoing importance, outlining the wisdom they hold for political, military, and business leaders on into the future.

Widerstand der Besiegten

  • Filename: widerstand-der-besiegten.
  • ISBN: 9783728130457
  • Release Date: 2006
  • Number of pages: 212
  • Author: Albert A. Stahel
  • Publisher: vdf Hochschulverlag AG

Lawrence of Arabia s Secret Air Force

  • Filename: lawrence-of-arabia-s-secret-air-force.
  • ISBN: 184884266X
  • Release Date: 2010
  • Number of pages: 146
  • Author: James Patrick Hynes
  • Publisher: Pen & Sword

X Flight was designated the task of giving close air support to the desert army formed and commanded by Lawrence of Arabia. It flew from advanced desert landing grounds on reconnaissance, liaison, bombing and ground attack missions. The existence and deeds of the flight were kept secret, so much so that even the RFC Paymaster was unaware of their existence. George Hynes was an aircraft mechanic and became responsible for keeping the flight's somewhat elderly aircraft airworthy whilst working in the most difficult desert conditions on hastily constructed landing strips and living and working under canvas in temperatures that froze at night and rose to 100 degrees plus at noon. His diary gives a clear insight into the conditions endured, the actions that took place and the many almost insurmountable problems that occurred as they followed Lawrence's steady advance against the numerically superior Turkish Army and Air Force. George personally encountered Lawrence on many occasions and maintained contact with him after the war. The diary is supported with the Flights weekly operational records, perspectives of the battle scenarios and other background information

Culture in Camouflage

  • Filename: culture-in-camouflage.
  • ISBN: 9780191567513
  • Release Date: 2009-03-26
  • Number of pages: 352
  • Author: Patrick Deer
  • Publisher: OUP Oxford

Culture in Camouflage aims to remap the history of British war culture by insisting on the centrality and importance of the literature of the Second World War. The book offers the first comprehensive account of the emergence of modern war culture, arguing that its exceptional forms and temporalities force us to reappraise British cultural modernity. The book explores how writers like Ford Madox Ford, Siegfried Sassoon, Wilfred Owen, T.E. Lawrence, Winston Churchill, Elizabeth Bowen, Virginia Woolf, James Hanley, Rex Warner, Alexander Baron, Keith Douglas, Henry Green, and Graham Greene contested the dominant narratives of war projected by an enormously powerful and persuasive mass media and culture industry. Patrick Deer reads war literature as one element in an expanded cultural field, which also includes popular culture and mass communications, the productions of war planners and military historians, projections of new technologies of violence, the fantasies and theories of strategists, and the material culture of total war. Modern war cultures, Deer contends, are defined by their drive to normalize conflict and war-making, by their struggle to colonize the entire wartime cultural field, and by their claim to monopolize representations and interpretation of the conflict. But the mobilization of cultural formations during wartime reveals, at times glaringly, the constitutive contradictions at the heart of modern ideas of culture. The Great War failed to produce a popular war culture on the home front, producing instead an extraordinary literature of protest, yet the strategists struggled to regain their oversight over both the enemy across no man's land, and the minds and bodies of their own mass conscript armies. The interwar years saw a massive effort to make strategic fantasies a reality; if the technology of imperial air power or mobile armoured warfare did not yet exist, culture could be mobilized to shore up the ramshackle war machine. During World War Two a fully fledged British war culture emerged triumphant in time of national crisis, offering the vision of a fully mobilized island fortress, a loyal empire, and a modernized war machine ready to wage a futuristic war of space and movement. This was the struggle that British World War Two writers confronted with extraordinary courage and creativity.

Asymmetric Warfare for Entrepreneurs

  • Filename: asymmetric-warfare-for-entrepreneurs.
  • ISBN: 9781780922010
  • Release Date: 2011-11-01
  • Number of pages: 215
  • Author: Luan Hanratty
  • Publisher: Andrews UK Limited

Asymmetric Warfare for Entrepreneurs is a deconstruction and adaptation of TE Lawrence's epic account of the Arab Revolt. The conflict was a side theatre of World War I which pitted the British Imperial might against Ottoman dominance in the Middle East. Lawrence was one of the great military thinkers and adventurers of history and the insights we can take from his philosophy of war are directly applicable to the world of business, marketing and leadership. In the Seven Pillars of Wisdom, Lawrence presents his own formula for fighting which enables an impoverished and disparate guerrilla force to outmanoeuvre and overcome a far larger, well-resourced and more organised enemy. In doing this he initiates and directs the world's first modern insurgency war, presenting a model that has been replicated by revolutionaries and counter-insurgency movements ever since. Each lesson in this book provides platforms and guidance for defeating competition, getting the best out of people, forging stronger relationships and becoming more creative, emotionally intelligent and focussed. The book also draws on psychological techniques and principles from neuro-linguistic programming to improve interpersonal communication and team spirit. This is further developed with inspiration and stories from other great thinkers and business leaders who themselves have struggled and succeeded against the odds in creating winning businesses.


  • Filename: hero.
  • ISBN: 9781845138370
  • Release Date: 2011-03-24
  • Number of pages: 784
  • Author: Michael Korda
  • Publisher: Aurum Press Limited

'This magnificent, monumental portrait at a stroke makes all others redundant, and re-establishes Lawrence as one of the most extraordinary figures of the 20th century' Sunday Times Michael Korda’ s Hero is an epic biography of the mysterious Englishman whose daring exploits made him an object of intense fascination, known the world over as Lawrence of Arabia. An Oxford Scholar and archaeologist, one of five illegitimate sons of a British aristocrat who ran away with his daughters' governess, T.E. Lawrence was sent to Cairo as an intelligence officer in 1916, vanished into the desert in 1917, and re-emerged as one of the most remarkable and controversial figures of the First World War. He united and led the Arab tribes to defeat the Turks and eventually capture Damascus, an adventure he recorded in the classic Seven Pillars of Wisdom. A born leader, utterly fearless and seemingly impervious to pain and danger, he remained modest, and retiring. Farsighted diplomat, brilliant military strategist, the first media celebrity, and acclaimed writer, Lawrence was a visionary whose achievements transcended his time: had his vision for the modern Middle East been carried through, the hatred and bloodshed that have since plagued the region might have prevented. The democratic reforms he would have implemented as British High Commissioner of Egypt, are those the Egyptians are now demanding, 91 years later. Ultimately, as this magisterial work demonstrates, Lawrence remains the paradigm of the hero in modern times.

The Counterinsurgent s Constitution

  • Filename: the-counterinsurgent-s-constitution.
  • ISBN: 9780199930319
  • Release Date: 2013
  • Number of pages: 328
  • Author: Ganesh Sitaraman
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press

When the U.S. military began its "surge" in Iraq in 2006, counterinsurgency effectively became its dominant approach for fighting wars. Yet many of the major controversies and debates surrounding counterinsurgency operations have turned not on military questions but on legal ones: Who can the U.S. military attack with drones? Is the occupation of Iraq legitimate? What tradeoffs should the military make between self-protection and civilian casualties? What is the right framework for negotiating with the Taliban? How can we build the rule of law in Afghanistan? The Counterinsurgent's Constitution tackles this wide range of legal issues from the vantage point of counterinsurgency strategy. It explains why law matters in counterinsurgency, how law operates during counterinsurgency, and how law and counterinsurgency strategy can be better integrated. As Ganesh Sitaraman shows, far from being opposed, law and strategy are aligned and reinforcing. Following the laws of war is not just the right thing to do, it is strategically beneficial. Reconciliation with enemies can both end the conflict and preserve the possibility of justice for war crimes. Building the rule of law is not simply altruistic "nation-building," but an important strategy for success. The first book on law and counterinsurgency strategy, The Counterinsurgent's Constitution seamlessly integrates law and military strategy to illuminate some of the most pressing issues in warfare and the transition from war to peace.

The Golden Warrior

  • Filename: the-golden-warrior.
  • ISBN: 9780748125340
  • Release Date: 2010-12-02
  • Number of pages: 544
  • Author: Lawrence James
  • Publisher: Hachette UK

Controversial and provocative, revised and updated, this edition of Lawrence James' acclaimed biography penetrates and overturns the mythology which surrounds T. E. Lawrence, yet remains dispassionate and generous in spirit throughout. It presents a fascinating study of one of the twentieth century's most remarkable figures. 'The best study of Lawrence of Arabia' SUNDAY TIMES

Thomas Edward Lawrence

  • Filename: thomas-edward-lawrence.
  • ISBN: STANFORD:36105073476660
  • Release Date: 2000
  • Number of pages: 894
  • Author: Philip M. O'Brien
  • Publisher:

New edition of a definitive bibliography of T.E. Lawrence, who was not only a soldier of fortune, but a fascinating man with a range of interests on many subjects. It covers the canon of Lawrence's work, as well as much of the literature about him that has been identified to date in all languages, t

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