Books: More Light on Lawrence

ORIENTAL ASSEMBLY—T. E. Lawrence—Duff on ($3).

As Britain's ace intelligence officer in World War I, Colonel Thomas Edward Lawrence raised the desert Arabs in revolt against the Turkish caliphate, did more than any one Englishman to safeguard Britain's Moslem empire. Later, with a vigor and spontaneity of language matched in his generation only by D. H. Lawrence (no kin), T. E. Lawrence described his exploits in his prose masterpiece, The Seven Pillars of Wisdom.

His decision to retire into a quasi-monastic life in the Royal Air Force (as Aircraftman Shaw) heightened a certain mystery...

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