Books: Self-Made Legend

A PRINCE OF OUR DISORDER

by JOHN E. MACK

561 pages. Little, Brown. $15.

Perhaps biography will never come to the end of T.E. Lawrence. He was one of those rare and many-selved creatures whose talents for action and introspection were almost balanced, and he has become a mirror to cast back the face of each inspector. Six decades have passed since his efforts to "restore to the East some self-respect, a goal, ideals" raised an Arab army against the occupying Turks in Syria, waged glamorously mobile guerrilla war in the midst of the clumsy...

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