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The Resource Seven pillars of wisdom : a triumph, T.E. Lawrence

Seven pillars of wisdom : a triumph, T.E. Lawrence

Label
Seven pillars of wisdom : a triumph
Title
Seven pillars of wisdom
Title remainder
a triumph
Statement of responsibility
T.E. Lawrence
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The author looks back on his time spent as a British officer working with Arab forces in their fight against the German-allied Ottoman Turks during World War I. Planning and participating in numerous attacks as well as acts of often ingenious sabotage, Lawrence describes scenes of wartime action with gripping immediacy that clearly relays the savagery and confusion of combat. His engagement with Arab soldiers and championing of their cause endeared him to those he served with and afforded him the opportunity to write sharp character portrayals of several of his most notable comrades. In addition, there are rich asides on military strategy and guerrilla warfare, desert geography and history, as well as a consistent probing introspection as the author finds himself transformed by all he has experienced. Seven Pillars of Wisdom is a singular work that is at once a sweeping adventure story, a valuable primary historical source with modern relevance, and the deeply felt memoir of an extraordinary man
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1888-1935
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lawrence, T. E.
Dewey number
940.4/15
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
D568.4
LC item number
.L4 1991
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Lawrence, T. E.
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • Arabs
  • Bedouins
  • Wahhābīyah
  • Arabian Peninsula
Label
Seven pillars of wisdom : a triumph, T.E. Lawrence
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Includes indexes
  • "Originally published in a private edition by the George Doran Publishing Company in 1926"--Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Preface by A. W. Lawrence -- Introductory chapter -- Postscript by A. W. Lawrence -- Introduction: Foundations of revolt -- Book I: The discovery of Feisal -- Book II: Opening the Arab offensive -- Book III: A railway diversion -- Book IV: Extending to Akaba -- Book V: Marking Time -- Book VI: The raid upon the bridges -- Book VII: The Dead Sea campaign -- Book VIII: The Ruin of high hope -- Book IX: Balancing for a last effort -- Book X: The house is perfected -- Epilogue
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First Anchor Books edition.
Extent
672 pages
Isbn
9780385418959
Lccn
90021499
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
ocm22708315
Label
Seven pillars of wisdom : a triumph, T.E. Lawrence
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Includes indexes
  • "Originally published in a private edition by the George Doran Publishing Company in 1926"--Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Preface by A. W. Lawrence -- Introductory chapter -- Postscript by A. W. Lawrence -- Introduction: Foundations of revolt -- Book I: The discovery of Feisal -- Book II: Opening the Arab offensive -- Book III: A railway diversion -- Book IV: Extending to Akaba -- Book V: Marking Time -- Book VI: The raid upon the bridges -- Book VII: The Dead Sea campaign -- Book VIII: The Ruin of high hope -- Book IX: Balancing for a last effort -- Book X: The house is perfected -- Epilogue
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First Anchor Books edition.
Extent
672 pages
Isbn
9780385418959
Lccn
90021499
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
ocm22708315

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