This was an age when a single man could make a difference, and Lawrence was perfectly positioned to do so. He was passionate about Arabia being its own master - totally at odds with his masters back in London - and he became friends with such pivotal figures as ibn Saud, warlord and founder of the future Saudia Arabia. Dense and meticulously researched, the book will sweep you along with the maneuverings and posturings that helped to build the world as it now is.
It's a 4.
The author, while well-represented on line, has no web site.
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