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Title:
Setting the desert on fire : T.E. Lawrence and Britain's secret war in Arabia, 1916-1918
Author:
Barr, James, 1976-
Personal Author:
Edition:
First American edition.
Publication Information:
New York : W.W. Norton & Co., 2008.
Physical Description:
x, 382 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Language:
English
Contents:
Key figures in this book -- Maps -- A note on the text -- Prologue -- A clear-thinking hatchet man -- Will this do? -- The uprising starts and stutters -- The blame game begins -- The French arrive -- This was the man -- Crisis over Rabigh -- Turning point -- Wajh -- The first railway raids -- Differences over tactics -- Fighting for us on a lie -- Stalemate in the Hijaz -- Triumph at Aqaba -- The impact of Aqaba -- Impolitic truths -- Difficult times -- Gaza and Yarmuk : victory and failure -- Dara or Azrak : where was Lawrence? (15-21 November 1917) -- The Balfour declaration and its aftermath -- Fighting de luxe -- New conditions -- A complete muck-up -- Preparing for the push -- Holding operations -- The Dara raid -- The road to Damascus -- A house with no door -- Epilogue.
ISBN:
9780393060409
Format :
Book