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'Lawrence of Arabia' became world-famous during the Arab Revolt of 1916-18. However, his achievements would have been impossible without the efforts of an unsung band of fellow officers and spies. Their compelling and forgotten stories provide a few perspective on Lawrence and the renowned WWI campaign.…mehr

Produktbeschreibung
'Lawrence of Arabia' became world-famous during the Arab Revolt of 1916-18. However, his achievements would have been impossible without the efforts of an unsung band of fellow officers and spies. Their compelling and forgotten stories provide a few perspective on Lawrence and the renowned WWI campaign.
  • Produktdetails
  • Verlag: Oxford University Press
  • Erscheinungstermin: 8. Februar 2018
  • Englisch
  • Abmessung: 241mm x 159mm x 32mm
  • Gewicht: 693g
  • ISBN-13: 9780198802273
  • ISBN-10: 0198802277
  • Artikelnr.: 49035121
Autorenporträt
Philip Walker is a retired archaeologist and historian who spent many years as an Inspector of Ancient Monuments with English Heritage. He has travelled in Libya, Palestine (West Bank), Morocco, Xinjiang (the Muslim far west of China) and other parts of Central Asia. He has a particular interest in the relationship between British intelligence and the Arab Revolt, 1916-18.
Inhaltsangabe
List of Maps
A Note on the Text
Preface
1 'Anything Could Happen in Such a Place'
2 'A Town that Hung Heavy on the Soul'
3 'A Vast Pan-Islamic Conspiracy'
4 Sharing a Cabin With Lawrence
5 Just Go On Sticking It
6 Camels and Secrets
7 Combat and Confusion
8 Sabotage, Golf, and Betrayal
9 Aqaba, the Arab Legion, and Jam Roly-Poly
10 Hopes and Fears
11 Great Escapes
12 'Someone You Once Knew and a King'
13 Blood Brother of the Bedouin
14 Alarms and Excursions
15 Aqaba Calling
16 Fairy Godmothers to the Arab Revolt
17 'Use Great Caution': The Curious Case of Agent Maurice
18 Endgame
19 Aftermath
Epilogue
Acknowledgements
Endnotes
Bibliography
Index