Setting the desert on fire

T. E. Lawrence and Britain's secret war in Arabia, 1916-1918

By Barr, James

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ISBN
978-0-39306-040-9
Publisher
New York : W.W. Norton & Co., 2008.


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Reviewed on January 15, 2008

The Arabs: fiercely nationalistic and politically fragmented. The imperialists: militarily stretched and engaged in contradictory diplomacy. Oil: complicating the political interests. While this could be a description of current conditions in the Middle East, here it reflects the fluid scene when World War I brought European rivalries to the Arab sector of the crumbling Ottoman Empire. Barr conducted extensive research in government...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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