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Lawrence of Arabia the authorized biography of T.E. Lawrence by Wilson, Jeremy.

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Published by Atheneum in New York .
Written in English



  • Middle East,
  • Great Britain,
  • Middle East.


  • Lawrence, T. E. 1888-1935,
  • Great Britain. Army -- Biography,
  • Soldiers -- Great Britain -- Biography,
  • World War, 1914-1918 -- Campaigns -- Middle East,
  • Middle East -- History -- 20th century

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

StatementJeremy Wilson.
LC ClassificationsD568.4.L45 W55 1990
The Physical Object
Paginationxi, 1188 p. :
Number of Pages1188
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2220276M
ISBN 100689119348
LC Control Number89049008

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