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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (2,186 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: T. E. Lawrence Narrator: Jim Norton Publisher: Naxos AudioBooks Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Although Lawrence of Arabia died in 1935, the story of his life has captured the imagination of succeeding generations. The Seven Pillars of Wisdom is a monumental work in which he chronicles his role in leading the Arab Revolt against the Turks during the First World War. A reluctant leader, and wracked by guilt at the duplicity of the British, Lawrence nevertheless threw himself into his role, suffering the blistering desert conditions and masterminding military campaigns which culminated in the triumphant march of the Arabs into Damascus. Download and start listening now!

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Jonathan Lyons | 2/20/2014

    " This work contains rip=roaring battle scenes and other military matters associated with the Arab Revolt against the Turks in WW I, but is far more interesting for its depictions, through the lens of an early 20th-century Englishman, of tribal culture, politics, and life in general. Don't be put off by its Orientalist tones, for it has a lot to offer the careful reader. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Molly | 1/23/2014

    " That was hard to read (one star for that!). Lawrence describes every hill, tree and shrub, gives the name of every man he has met and depicts his clothes, the meal they shared and the jokes that were told. On top of that military theory, philosophy, ethics, and theology. Heavy stuff. What you also get: a better understanding for today's near and middle east conflicts, insight into the Arab soul, and a glimpse into the soul of a very complicated man. Five stars for this. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Hayes | 1/7/2014

    " One of the most amazing stories I've ever read in my life. If you are interested in history, exotic cultures,adventure , defining conflicts, philosophy and the possibilities of mankind in general then don't miss this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Ian Fraser | 12/8/2013

    " Colonel TE Lawrence's account of the Revolt in the Desert during WWI. A brilliant scholar, a natural leader, and a complete enigma, Lawrence recognised the potential of the disparate Arab communities under Ottoman rule, and united them into a formidable fighting force that played a decisive role in the defeat of the Ottoman Empire, an ally of Germany's during WWI. His writing style reflects his scholarly background, and it takes a little while to get used to it. But it is worth it because of the insights it gives into current events in the Middle East. "

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