T. E. Lawrence in War and Peace : The Military Writings of Lawrence of Arabia - An Anthology
'These wartime reports provide illuminating insights into aspects of Lawrence's enigmatic character which would later be suppressed as his darker side emerged in Seven Pillars of Wisdom.' - Simon Courtauld in the Evening Standard
Despite being written more than seventy years ago, the thoughts of Lawrence of Arabia remain remarkably pertinent. This collection includes Lawrence's wartime reports from the desert, along with later writings in which Lawrence attempts to cope with the consequences of war in the circumstances of peace. Many of the pieces have previously only been issued in limited editions.
T. E. Lawrence in War and Peace is an invaluable companion volume to the classic Seven Pillars of Wisdom offering a remarkable self-portrait of its author long before he became an international celebrity.
It gives us the man before the myth, writing fluently, vividly and with a total command of his subject. This edition has been compiled by the acclaimed writer Malcolm Brown, who is the co-author of A Touch of Genius: The Life of T. E. Lawrence and edited The Letters of T. E. Lawrence.
The publication coincides with the 80th anniversary of Lawrence's death in May 1935.