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The Resource To begin the world over again : Lawrence of Arabia from Damascus to Baghdad, John C. Hulsman, (electronic resource)

To begin the world over again : Lawrence of Arabia from Damascus to Baghdad, John C. Hulsman, (electronic resource)

Label
To begin the world over again : Lawrence of Arabia from Damascus to Baghdad
Title
To begin the world over again
Title remainder
Lawrence of Arabia from Damascus to Baghdad
Statement of responsibility
John C. Hulsman
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • The little-known story of Lawrence of Arabia's passionate advocacy of Arab nationalism during the pivotal years following WWI and his prescient template for nation building in the Middle East
  • Lawrence of Arabia is best remembered for the Oscar-winning film about his life. But there is a different T.E. Lawrence, a man who applied his unique experiences and extensive knowledge of the Arab world to a political vision for nation building in the Middle East that holds many lessons for today. Following the Arab Revolt, Lawrence embarked on a heroic effort, harnessing his celebrity to force the British to keep the promises made to their Arab allies. Alas, he was unable to stop the Western powers from carving up the Middle East at Versailles, thus laying the foundations for the ongoing instability in that region. Still, until the day he died, Lawrence continued to fight for Arab nationalism, famously saying: Better to let them do it imperfectly than do it perfectly yourself, for it is their country, their war, and your time is short. By weaving together a gripping narrative of Lawrences Middle East adventures and highlighting his surprisingly astute political thinking, John Hulsman teases out this and many other lessons to be learned from Lawrence about the Arab world. Documents T. E. Lawrence's lesser-known advocacy of Arab nationalism throughout the post-World War II years while describing his template for nation building in the Middle East, recounting his efforts to keep British promises and prevent decisions that contributed to present-day instability
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1967-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hulsman, John C.
Dewey number
  • 941.083092
  • B
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
LC call number
D568.4.L45
LC item number
H85 2009eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Lawrence, T. E.
  • Lawrence, T. E.
  • Soldiers
  • Great Britain
  • Middle East specialists
  • Nation-building
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • Great Britain
  • Middle East
  • Middle East
Label
To begin the world over again : Lawrence of Arabia from Damascus to Baghdad, John C. Hulsman, (electronic resource)
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http://search.ebscohost.com.lscsproxy.lonestar.edu/login.aspx?direct=true&scope=site&db=nlebk&db=nlabk&AN=303619
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
I like it well, but it is far from Damascus -- We are calling them to fight for us on a lie -- There is a point where coddling becomes wicked -- My dreams puffed out like candles -- The old men came out again and took our victory -- Suddenly I awoke to find myself famous -- There is a dry wind blowing through the east -- One more such victory, and we shall be undone -- On a hot Sunday afternoon, I created transjordan -- The edifice that has not firm foundations make not lofty -- It is impossible for a foreigner to run another people
Control code
ocn551205880
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource (256 p.)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780230100909
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Level of compression
unknown
Other physical details
maps.
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not applicable
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1434057
  • (OCoLC)551205880
Label
To begin the world over again : Lawrence of Arabia from Damascus to Baghdad, John C. Hulsman, (electronic resource)
Link
http://search.ebscohost.com.lscsproxy.lonestar.edu/login.aspx?direct=true&scope=site&db=nlebk&db=nlabk&AN=303619
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
I like it well, but it is far from Damascus -- We are calling them to fight for us on a lie -- There is a point where coddling becomes wicked -- My dreams puffed out like candles -- The old men came out again and took our victory -- Suddenly I awoke to find myself famous -- There is a dry wind blowing through the east -- One more such victory, and we shall be undone -- On a hot Sunday afternoon, I created transjordan -- The edifice that has not firm foundations make not lofty -- It is impossible for a foreigner to run another people
Control code
ocn551205880
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource (256 p.)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780230100909
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Level of compression
unknown
Other physical details
maps.
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1434057
  • (OCoLC)551205880

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