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With Lawrence in Arabia by Lowell Thomas

With Lawrence in Arabia (1924)

by Lowell Thomas

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At first this book struck me as hero worship, but the further I read, I realized that Lowell Thomas was reporting events, and there was no getting around the super-nature of T. E. Lawrence and his accomplishments. Lowell's style of journalism is a bit flowery, as was usual in his time. Though some of his opinions seem harsh, that is how the Arabs and other races were perceived. He does a nice job of reporting facts and events, analyzing the significance of them and helping the reader to perceive the truth, whether it is flattering, harsh or beautiful. At times I was horrified by the nature of the Arabs and their ways, then, in the next chapter I would be moved to awe by their courage, stamina or philosophies. Lowell also tells about the other British soldiers who were in Arabia at the time helping to fight Turkey. A very interesting read, it was nice to have seen the movie, which seems to illustrate this book so well. ( )
  MrsLee | Jun 29, 2008 |
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Chase, H.A.Photographersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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