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ALLENBY OF ARABIA by Brian Gardner. 314 pages. Coward-McCann. $6.50.

When General Sir Edmund Allenby died at 75 in 1936, the New York Times composed a reverent fanfare of farewell: "None who held high command will be so long remembered in the English-speaking world." Yet less than 30 years later, the object of this adulation is remembered only vaguely as a World War I Blimp attached by chance to a much more colorful and important object: Lawrence of Arabia. Such an impression, says Historian Brian Gardner (The Year That Changed the World: 1945), is...

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