[ Prime ] Lawrence of ArabiaAuthor Alistair MacLean – Mariahilff.de

Colorful characters, a larger than life hero, stirring battles, death defying desert treks, and an adventure rich in mystery and romance, are all depicted by a great writer That andis what readers will find in this spellbinding biography of Lawrence of Arabia that is impossible to put down Bestselling author and screenwriter Alistair MacLean follows Lawrence as


10 thoughts on “Lawrence of Arabia

  1. Darwin8u Darwin8u says:

    1 2 Finished reading this with my kids, but I probably enjoyed it the most It was a fun introduction to Lawrence of Arabia written by Alstair MacLean in 1962 It focuses on the role that T.E Lawrence played in the Arab Revolt during WWI There is just enough wind up with his early life, character, etc., and the history geography of Arabia to insure the thrust of MacLean s small biography doesn t lose nonserious readers in a desert of Arab ignorance But the book s real brilliance is in Ma 1 2 Finished reading this with my kids, but I probably enjoyed it the most It was a fun introduction to Lawrence of Arabia written by Alstair MacLean in 1962 It focuses on the role that T.E Lawrence played in the Arab Revolt during WWI There is just enough wind up with his early life, character, etc., and the history geography of Arabia to insure the thrust of MacLean s small biography doesn t lose nonserious readers in a desert of Arab ignorance But the book s real brilliance is in MacLean s depiction of the Capture of Aqaba, Battle of Tafileh and the Fall of Damascus At the end, MacLean also ties the book off with a summary of the post War years and some of the political results of T.E Lawrence s work with Winston Churchill and the Colonial Office.Again, as a biography this is probably not where I would start for T.E Lawrence This isliterary hagiography than biography Alistar MacLean is better known for his war novels like The Guns of Navarone and Where Eagles Dare MacLean s book came out the same year as Lawrence of Arabia the academy award winning movie which suggests this was one of those books intended to surf the wave of interest generated by a popular film But still, if you are going to read one biography to your kids designed around a legend, saint, or mythmaker you could certainly feed the kids worse


  2. Matthew Macdougall Matthew Macdougall says:

    Five stars not absolutely for how well this is written but just how the story of one person truly doing so much can hit The version I read was older and illustrated by Gil Waters and I felt that the sketches really added to atomespehere of the book.Also this doesn t take much longer to read then it does to watch the movie, possibly quicker.


  3. Michelle (Sherbet Lemon) Michelle (Sherbet Lemon) says:

    I read this as I wanted to knowabout Lawrence of Arabia, as when I visited Wadi Rum in Jordan, the movie Lawrence of Arabia was mentioned I realized that I knew literally nothing about this historical figure and also don t have a great deal of interest in the movie What can I say about this book Lawrence of Arabia seems like he was an interesting and open minded dude considering the age he was living in I also learned a bitabout Arab history Unfortunately military strategy type I read this as I wanted to knowabout Lawrence of Arabia, as when I visited Wadi Rum in Jordan, the movie Lawrence of Arabia was mentioned I realized that I knew literally nothing about this historical figure and also don t have a great deal of interest in the movie What can I say about this book Lawrence of Arabia seems like he was an interesting and open minded dude considering the age he was living in I also learned a bitabout Arab history Unfortunately military strategy type books are not my cup of tea, which means that I cannot give this a higher rating However, if you want a reasonably short book about this historical figure in order to learnand or if you want to learnabout warfare in this area during the Turkish occupation, totally check this out


  4. Liz V. Liz V. says:

    MacLean wrote adventure stories, often centered on WWII events and sometimes reflecting his naval experience I was surprised to realize that MacLean had written about the desert exploits of T E Lawrence in WWI.Not far into the book, I thought MacLean had reverted to his schoolmaster days and checked the publication date 1962, the year of the film In Sam Spiegel by Natasha Fraser Cassavoni, claim is made that MacLean was commissioned to write about Lawrence of Arabia to create interest in th MacLean wrote adventure stories, often centered on WWII events and sometimes reflecting his naval experience I was surprised to realize that MacLean had written about the desert exploits of T E Lawrence in WWI.Not far into the book, I thought MacLean had reverted to his schoolmaster days and checked the publication date 1962, the year of the film In Sam Spiegel by Natasha Fraser Cassavoni, claim is made that MacLean was commissioned to write about Lawrence of Arabia to create interest in the U.S in this British hero of WWI MacLean succeeded admirably


  5. Elyse Elyse says:

    What an interesting man T E Lawrence was And Alastair MacLean did his story justice I flew through this book written for middle schoolers MacLean didn t dumb it down for his audience A good explainer is a rare gem Lawrence s life was a bit complicated but now I understand his brilliance Not everyone gets to be a major factor in a country s independence.


  6. Emily Emily says:

    3 1 2 stars Lawrence of Arabia reminds me of my husband.


  7. Sleeping with Ghosts Sleeping with Ghosts says:

    Happy Birthday Omar Sharif 86


  8. Chris Chris says:

    Blue notes over Azraq In the evening when we had shut to the gate, all guests would assemble and coffee and stories would go round until the last meal, and after it, till sleep came On stormy nights, we brought in brushwood and dung and lit a great fire in the middle of the floor About it would be drawn the carpets and saddle sheepskins, and in its light we would tell over our own battles, or hear the visitors traditions The leaping flames chased our smoke ruffled shadows strangely about Blue notes over Azraq In the evening when we had shut to the gate, all guests would assemble and coffee and stories would go round until the last meal, and after it, till sleep came On stormy nights, we brought in brushwood and dung and lit a great fire in the middle of the floor About it would be drawn the carpets and saddle sheepskins, and in its light we would tell over our own battles, or hear the visitors traditions The leaping flames chased our smoke ruffled shadows strangely about the rough stone wall behind us, distorting them over the hollows and projections of its broken face T.E Lawrence Seven Pillars of WisdomTraveling through Jordan it is impossible to avoid the great T.E Lawrence of Arabia.I met him personally in Azraq where Qasr Azraq, a fortress dating from Roman times is also known as Lawrence Castle The Bedouins and their injured leader made their way slowly and wearily back to Azrak Azraq , which Lawrence had chosen for his winter headquarters Alistair MacLean Lawrence of Arabia On my warm dusty biking trip through this part of North East Jordan I could not imagine why Lawrence chose this spot But staying at the Azraq Lodge I learned that until the last century this was one large green oases And that is exactly the way Lawrence describes it We hurried up the stony ridge in high excitement, talking of the wars and songs and passions of the early shepherd kings, with names like music, who had loved this place and of the Roman legionaries who languished here as garrison in yet earlier times Then the blue fort on its rock above the rustling palms, with the fresh meadows and shining springs of water, broke on our sight T.E Lawrence Seven Pillars of WisdomAlistair MacLean, makes a fine story about this larger than life hero, perhaps based equally on fact as on legend But perhaps today, certainly after the Hollywood movie Lawrence of Arabia by David Lean, the real Lawrence has long disappeared in the mist of history The only thing left to do now is go for the real thing, in this case reading Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T.E Lawrence True or falls from the few pages I have read so far a beautifully written account of his years in Arabia Looking forward to it In jazz and blues, a blue note also worried note is a note that for expressive purposes is sung or played at a slightly different pitch than standard


  9. Eric Weisenhorn Eric Weisenhorn says:

    I had no idea who this man was and the history of the middle east when I picked up this book I read it because I read quite a few Alistair MacLean novels as a teenager and really like him as an author I found this book on the exchange shelf at a beach rental property and picked it up to read while basking on the Outer Banks of NC Wow, what a guy, this Lawrence of Arabia This account unintentionally helps explain some of the issues in the middle east, how many of these countries came to be an I had no idea who this man was and the history of the middle east when I picked up this book I read it because I read quite a few Alistair MacLean novels as a teenager and really like him as an author I found this book on the exchange shelf at a beach rental property and picked it up to read while basking on the Outer Banks of NC Wow, what a guy, this Lawrence of Arabia This account unintentionally helps explain some of the issues in the middle east, how many of these countries came to be and who became the rulers Lawrence was a truly impressive leader who gained the trust of the tribal people of Arabia during the first World War This is a fast read with not a lot of time spent on character development


  10. Amy Amy says:

    NF939 pgsThomas Edward Chapman Lawrence the leader of the Arab revolt against the TurksI finally finished Lawrence of Arabia What an extrodinary life One of 5 brothers whose life gets entangled with WWI He began his career as an archeologist in Syria, but he changed with the changing events of the world He was a liguist, a spy,a military leader, a lover of books and classical music, a writer, a mechanic,a photographer, a genius and a private man he wanted to be remembered as a man of le NF939 pgsThomas Edward Chapman Lawrence the leader of the Arab revolt against the TurksI finally finished Lawrence of Arabia What an extrodinary life One of 5 brothers whose life gets entangled with WWI He began his career as an archeologist in Syria, but he changed with the changing events of the world He was a liguist, a spy,a military leader, a lover of books and classical music, a writer, a mechanic,a photographer, a genius and a private man he wanted to be remembered as a man of letters rather then a man of action