Seven Pillars of Wisdom – 3: A Railway Diversion

Previously: Introduction, Book I, Book II  My precioussss paperback.  Fun fact: the cover art has seven layers of hills.  In the previous part, T. E. Lawrence acquiesced to his general’s request and returned to the field, where he and Feisal took the port city of Wejh, a key victory on the western side of Arabia.  … Continue reading Seven Pillars of Wisdom – 3: A Railway Diversion

Seven Pillars of Wisdom – 2: Opening the Arab Offensive

Previously: Introduction, Book I Soldiers in the Arab Army during the Arab Revolt of 1916-1918, carrying the Arab Flag of the ArabRevolt and pictured in the Arabian Desert. Against his adamant protests and self-doubt, Lawrence is sent back to Arabia by his superior officer, General Clayton, who believes the bookish journalist-cartographer will be an excellent … Continue reading Seven Pillars of Wisdom – 2: Opening the Arab Offensive