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The young T. E. Lawrence, Anthony Sattin

Label
The young T. E. Lawrence
Title
The young T. E. Lawrence
Statement of responsibility
Anthony Sattin
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Lawrence of Arabia's heroism during the Arab revolt and his disgust at the subsequent betrayal of the Arabs in the postwar negotiations have become the stuff of legend. But T. E. Lawrence s adventures in the Levant began long before the outbreak of war. This intimate biography is the first to focus on Lawrence in his twenties, the untold story of the awkward archaeologist from Oxford who, on first visiting "The East," fell in love with Arab culture and found his life's mission. Few people realize that Lawrence s classic autobiography, Seven Pillars of Wisdom, was not the first book to carry that iconic title. Lawrence himself burned his original draft. Anthony Sattin here uncovers the story Lawrence wanted to conceal: the truth of his birth, his tortuous relationship with a dominant mother, his deep affection for an Arab boy, and the personal reasons that drove him from student to spy. Drawing on surviving letters, diaries, and accounts from close confidantes, Sattin brings a biographer s eye for detail and a travel writer's verve to Lawrence's extraordinary journeys through the region with which his name is forever connected. In a masterful parallel narrative, The Young T. E. Lawrence charts the maturation of the man and the incipient countries he treasured, both coming of age at a time when the world s foundations were coming undone."
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Summary
A biography focusing on T. E. Lawrence--better known as Lawrence of Arabia--in his 20s presents the untold story of the awkward archaeologist from Oxford who, upon first visiting "The East," fell in love with Arab culture and found his life's mission, and draws upon surviving letters, diaries and accounts from close confidantes to bring his extraordinary journeys to life
Writing style
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10396470
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Sattin, Anthony
Dewey number
  • 940.4/15092
  • B
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Lawrence, T. E.
  • Lawrence, T. E.
  • Soldiers
  • Archaeologists
  • World War, 1914-1918
Target audience
adult
Label
The young T. E. Lawrence, Anthony Sattin
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"First published in Great Britain under the title "Young Lawrence : a portrait of the legend as a young man."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: the first spark -- Part I. The young scholar -- Landing -- Origins -- Father confessor -- On foot and alone -- A glorious country for wandering in -- Pushing the boundaries -- Part II. The young archaeologist -- Forgotten far off things -- The apprentice -- The wanderer after sensations -- If the Italians permit -- Because he loves us -- An old story -- The happiest time, the richest dig -- Gathering storm -- Eating lotos -- Part III. The young spy -- A splendid trip -- Another step, a long way -- Shooting and burning -- Of Arabia -- Epilogue: an unpeaceful peace
Control code
ocn890011427
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
1 volume.
Isbn
9780393242669
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2014032063
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)890011427
Label
The young T. E. Lawrence, Anthony Sattin
Publication
Note
"First published in Great Britain under the title "Young Lawrence : a portrait of the legend as a young man."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: the first spark -- Part I. The young scholar -- Landing -- Origins -- Father confessor -- On foot and alone -- A glorious country for wandering in -- Pushing the boundaries -- Part II. The young archaeologist -- Forgotten far off things -- The apprentice -- The wanderer after sensations -- If the Italians permit -- Because he loves us -- An old story -- The happiest time, the richest dig -- Gathering storm -- Eating lotos -- Part III. The young spy -- A splendid trip -- Another step, a long way -- Shooting and burning -- Of Arabia -- Epilogue: an unpeaceful peace
Control code
ocn890011427
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
1 volume.
Isbn
9780393242669
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2014032063
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)890011427

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