by Scott Anderson. 505 pages that cover the causes and results of the beginning of the modern Middle East and the bungling by so many bureaucrats and governments that caused the present day mess. At the center is rather short blue-eyed young man whose last name was Lawrence. Thomas Edward Lawrence was born in Tremadoc, Wales. A great thinker, war strategist, rebel and loner who supported and led ‘the Arabs’ as much as the arabs could be led. had an enormous effect on the Middle East. At his funeral Churchill eulogized Lawrence saying “I deem him one of the greatest beings alive in our time. I do not see his like elsewhere. I fear whatever our need we shall never see his like again. …His name will live in history. It will live in the annals of war – it will live in the legends of Arabia.”
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