Hero

The Life & Legend of Lawrence of Arabia

Hero The Life & Legend of Lawrence of Arabia
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Format: Hardback, 784 Pages
ISBN: 9781907532290
Publisher: Aurum Press
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'This magnificent, monumental portrait at a stroke makes all others redundant, and re-establishes Lawrence as one of the most extraordinary figures of the 20th century' Sunday Times

 

Michael Korda’s Hero is an epic biography of the mysterious Englishman whose daring exploits made him an object of intense fascination, known the world over as Lawrence of Arabia. 


An Oxford Scholar and archaeologist, one of five illegitimate sons of a British aristocrat who ran away with his daughters' governess, T.E. Lawrence was sent to Cairo as an intelligence officer in 1916, vanished into the desert in 1917, and re-emerged as one of the most remarkable and controversial figures of the First World War.

He united and led the Arab tribes to defeat the Turks and eventually capture Damascus, an adventure he recorded in the classic Seven Pillars of Wisdom. A born leader, utterly fearless and seemingly impervious to pain and danger, he remained modest, and retiring.

Farsighted diplomat, brilliant military strategist, the first media celebrity, and acclaimed writer, Lawrence was a visionary whose achievements transcended his time: had his vision for the modern Middle East been carried through, the hatred and bloodshed that have since plagued the region might have prevented. The democratic reforms he would have implemented as British High Commissioner of Egypt, are those the Egyptians are now demanding, 91 years later. Ultimately, as this magisterial work demonstrates, Lawrence remains the paradigm of the hero in modern times.

The author

Michael Korda is Editor in Chief Emeritus of Simon and Schuster. His books include With Wings Like Eagles and Hero: The Life & Legend of Lawrence of Arabia, published by Aurum. He lives in Pleasant Valley, NY.

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Format: Hardback, 784 Pages
ISBN: 9781907532290
Size: 6.024 in x 9.213 in / 153 mm x 234 mm
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