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T.E.Lawrence Biography of a Broken Hero

by Harold Orlans

T.E.Lawrence Biography of a Broken Hero Synopsis

This balanced study of a man whose character and achievements have been much debated is based on a review of virtually every published and unpublished English source in British and US libraries and archives, including the important archive of Lawrence's letters and papers in the Bodleian Library. Part I discusses Lawrence's life in a conventional chronological sequence. Part II is devoted to enduring themes: his living and spending habits; his relations with family members and friends; and the elements of genius and madness, honesty and evasiveness, vanity and humility, and masochism, in his nature.

T.E.Lawrence Biography of a Broken Hero Press Reviews

this well-written book provides an excellent summary of Lawrence's life --Catholic Library World; superior...meticulous research, clarity of writing...intellectually honest and balanced conclusions --Military Heritage; Closes a process of demystification and addresses squarely the darker struggles of Lawrence's life. --Claire Keith.

Book Information

ISBN: 9780786413072
Publication date: 31st May 2002
Author: Harold Orlans
Publisher: McFarland & Co Inc
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 293 pages
Categories: Biography: historical, political & military, 20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000,

About Harold Orlans

The late Harold Orlans contributed to Minerva, The American Scholar, Change, Biography, and The Journal of the T.E. Lawrence Society, and was the editor of Lawrence of Arabia, Strange Man of Letters, of which a reviewer said that he has shown us..., better than in all the biographies, the pulsing heart of Lawrence. He lived in Bethesda, Maryland.

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