Books: Desert Doings

SEVEN PILLARS OF WISDOM — T. E. Lawrence—Doubleday, Doran ($5).

While it cut short the career of one of the most cryptic of modern public figures the death of Colonel T. E. Lawrence also removed the mystery from a book that has become a source of enormous legend and speculation. The first draft of Seven Pillars of Wisdom was written in 1919, and a large part of the manuscript was lost in Reading Station while the author was changing trains. A second text, largely done in three months, was checked and corrected throughout 1920, then...

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