Books: I.E.

THE LETTERS OF!. E. LAWRENCE—Edited by David Garneft—Doubleday, Doran ($5).

T. E. LAWRENCE To His BIOGRAPHERS—Robert Graves & Liddell Hart—Doubleday, Doran (Two vols. $20).

Two boys on bicycles meandered along a Dorsetshire lane. Suddenly over a dip in the road roared a motorbike, doing about 55. To avoid the boys its rider swerved violently, skidded, lost control, catapulted over the handlebars. Six days later, without regaining consciousness, he died. So finished, at 46, the man known to the world as Lawrence of Arabia.

That was in 1935. Already the public reaction against Lawrence the Hero...

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