Just chatting about the life, books, and adventures of T. E. Lawrence (1888–1935). Lawrence was the young British officer who, during World War I, became “Lawrence of Arabia” – the face, strategist, and de facto leader of the Arab Revolt against the Ottoman Turkish Empire. A complicated person, he battled greatly with conflicted feelings about his personal identity and his role as a “hero” of the British Empire.
6 responses to “A Life in Books: T. E. Lawrence AKA Lawrence of Arabia”
I have a biography of L of A but have not read it yet, but I am interested in the sort of books he read so this was an interesting video.
Hi again Marian,
I find T. E. Lawrence one of the most interesting men of “modern” times. He was a very learned man with many languages in his arsenal, that along with his command of battlefield tactics made him especially effective for this time period. I very much relish the era of WWI. Another wonderful post! By the way, I added you to my blog-roll, I hope you won’t mind.