‘Revolt in The Desert’ is a gripping first hand account of the Arab Revolt of 1916-1918.
An abridged version of ‘Seven Pillars of Wisdom; originally written by T.E. Lawrence after the war for his friends, it is a classic narrative of one of the most astonishing adventures of the First World War.
‘Lawrence of Arabia’, as Lawrence became known, led the uprising with the charismatic Sherif Feisal that sounded the death knell for the Ottoman Empire and changed the geopolitics of the Middle East.
Lawrence is a great writer and compelling storyteller and reveals himself to be a brilliant military strategist with a unique knowledge of the region and the Arab people.
Sir Winston Churchill wrote of him ‘I deem him to be one of the greatest beings alive in our time…we shall never see his like again. His name will live in history’
'Revolt in The Desert'
Our edition of 'Revolt in The Desert' is 386 pages long and features 50 original photographs and illustrations. Many of the photographs are snapshots taken by T.E. Lawrence himself.
We have also included an interesting obituary of his life from the Manchester Guardian after his untimely death and a letter Lawrence wrote to his good friend Robert Graves, which has become known as his epitaph as he reflects on his life's achievements.