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Seven Pillars of Wisdom

A Triumph

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Although 'continually and bitterly ashamed' that the Arabs had risen in revolt against the Turks as a result of fraudulent British promises of self-rule, Lawrence led them in a triumphant campaign which revolutionized the art of war. This title presents the epic events.
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Einband Taschenbuch
Seitenzahl 704
Erscheinungsdatum 15.03.2000
Sprache Englisch
ISBN 978-0-14-118276-6
Reihe Penguin Twentieth-Century Classics
Verlag Penguin Books Ltd
Maße (L/B/H) 19,5/12,8/3,5 cm
Gewicht 500 g
Abbildungen mit Fotos, 4 Karten-Skizz.
Verkaufsrang 11.631
Buch (Taschenbuch, Englisch)
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I’ve read a lot of military books, especially on counter-insurgency operations, but this one of the most boring one’s I’ve ever read. The author writes in every detail about his desert journeys with the Arab tribes. The description of a flower, a fellow Arab soldier or something else he... I’ve read a lot of military books, especially on counter-insurgency operations, but this one of the most boring one’s I’ve ever read. The author writes in every detail about his desert journeys with the Arab tribes. The description of a flower, a fellow Arab soldier or something else he sees along the way goes on for several pages. If you are interested in desert travelling, this is the book to buy. The military actions the author describes are mostly limited to the ambushes or the destruction of railway lines. Of course it is very hard to write on actions when the main military theme of the book is, that insurgents operate there were the enemy is not or very weak. Also on this subject the author repeats itself and describes every unnecessary detail, while at the same time he overestimates his own part in the war on the Arabian Peninsula. He writes upon himself as the liberator and founder of the Arabian world and plays down the role of several far more important generals and politicians. Keep in mind that at the moment of his actions the author holds the rank of a captain in the British Army. He also overestimates the Arabian campaign as part of the defeat of the Turkish and German powers. The author is not able to put the campaign in the right perspective and at the same time to describe the influence of other events in different theaters, which took place at the same time.