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The Resource Lawrence in Arabia : : war, deceit, imperial folly, and the making of the modern Middle East, Scott Anderson, (downloadable audiobook)

Lawrence in Arabia : : war, deceit, imperial folly, and the making of the modern Middle East, Scott Anderson, (downloadable audiobook)

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Lawrence in Arabia : : war, deceit, imperial folly, and the making of the modern Middle East
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Lawrence in Arabia :
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war, deceit, imperial folly, and the making of the modern Middle East
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Scott Anderson
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eng
Summary
"The Arab Revolt against the Turks in World War One was, in the words of T.E. Lawrence, "a sideshow of a sideshow." Amidst the slaughter in European trenches, the Western combatants paid scant attention to the Middle Eastern theater. As a result, the conflict was shaped to a remarkable degree by a small handful of adventurers and low-level officers far removed from the corridors of power. Curt Prufer was an effete academic attached to the German embassy in Cairo, whose clandestine role was to foment Islamic jihad against British rule. Aaron Aaronsohn was a renowned agronomist and committed Zionist who gained the trust of the Ottoman governor of Syria. William Yale was the fallen scion of the American aristocracy, who traveled the Ottoman Empire on behalf of Standard Oil, dissembling to the Turks in order to gain valuable oil concessions. At the center of it all was Lawrence. In early 1914 he was an archaeologist excavating ruins in the sands of Syria; by 1917 he was the most romantic figure of World War One, battling both the enemy and his own government to bring about the vision he had for the Arab people. The intertwined paths of these four men--the schemes they put in place, the battles they fought, the betrayals they endured and committed--mirror the grandeur, intrigue and tragedy of the war in the desert. Prufer became Germany's grand spymaster in the Middle East. Aaronsohn constructed an elaborate Jewish spy-ring in Palestine, only to have the anti-Semitic and bureaucratically-inept British first ignore and then misuse his organization, at tragic personal cost. Yale would become the only American intelligence agent in the entire Middle East--while still secretly on the payroll of Standard Oil. And the enigmatic Lawrence rode into legend at the head of an Arab army, even as he waged secret war against his own nation's imperial ambitions."--Dust jacket flap
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Lawrence in Arabia : : war, deceit, imperial folly, and the making of the modern Middle East, Scott Anderson, (downloadable audiobook)
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Unabridged
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digital storage
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unknown
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Unabridged.
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1 online resource.
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electronic
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9781483068558
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Electronic reproduction.
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sound
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digital recording
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remote
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288AE45E-C0A8-47F0-B1B6-8C9DA75B65F6
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  • (OCoLC)ODN0001348909
  • 179048
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Label
Lawrence in Arabia : : war, deceit, imperial folly, and the making of the modern Middle East, Scott Anderson, (downloadable audiobook)
Publication
Note
Unabridged
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9781483068558
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
288AE45E-C0A8-47F0-B1B6-8C9DA75B65F6
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ODN0001348909
  • 179048
System details
  • System requirements: Adobe Digital Editions
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web
  • Requires OverDrive Media Console (file size: 2097151 KB) or OverDrive Media Console (file size: 2097151 KB)
Tape width
not applicable
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