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Hero by Michael Korda.. T.E. Lawrence’s life could hardly have been much larger than this book –– not true! Korda hits back against some ingrained misconceptions in this gobstopper, and even though there is much that won’t surprise, good is good.

Joel Gardner, LitSnap Editor

"Few historical figures are as intriguing and enigmatic as T.E. Lawrence, the British archaeologist, scholar and writer who became world-famous for his exploits in Arabia during World War I. In a new biography Michael Korda captures the indomitable, tormented spirit of this extraordinary man.."

The Washington Post

"Mr. Korda writes with authority about the disputes among the various camps of Lawrence biographers and scholars; about the lasting impact of Lawrence’s ideas for creating post-World War I borders in the Middle East (not perfect, but respectful of religious, ethnic and cultural differences in ways that the actual creation of Iraq, Syria and other parts of the region were not); and especially about the merits of Lawrence’s writing and the bizarrely complicated publishing history that Lawrence created for his magnum opus. In all these areas, his commentary is sagacious and valuable.."

The NY Times

Author bio: Michael Korda is the former editor in chief of Simon & Schuster and is the author of many books, most recently With Wings Like Eagles: A History of the Battle of Britain . He served in the Royal Air Force and lives in Dutchess County, New York. More information can be found here: http://www.harpercollins.com/authors/15370/Michael_Korda/index.aspx

Book Details: Nonfict Other; (762 pp. Comprehensive: Kindle/Print editions)

Publisher Website: 9780061712616

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