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Lawrence : Warrior and Scholar

By: Leigh, Bruce.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: Havertown : Tattered Flag, 2014Description: 1 online resource (178 p.).ISBN: 9780957689244.Subject(s): Great Britain. -- Army -- Biography | Lawrence, T. E. -- (Thomas Edward), -- 1888-1935 | Soldiers -- Great Britain -- BiographyGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Lawrence : Warrior and ScholarDDC classification: 940.415092 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Cover; Chapter One Ethics and the Culture of War; Chapter Two 'as i lie here out of sight'; Chapter Three Chivalry; Chapter Four Clouds Hill Books; Chapter Five Xenophon; Chapter Six Lucian; Chapter Seven Apollonius of Tyana; Chapter Eight After Arabia; Chapter Nine Seven Pillars of Wisdom; Chapter Ten the Personal Chapter in Seven Pillars; Chapter Eleven Cynics and Stoics; Chapter Twelve Food and Drink; Chapter Thirteen Philosophy, Metaphysics and the Self; Chapter Fourteen The Military Philosophers; Chapter Fifteen Sex and Pain; Chapter Sixteen Speed and Politics
Envoi or A Letter to LawrenceAppendix 1; Appendix 2; Bibliography; Index; Other Titles from Tattered Flagg Press; Back Cover
Summary: More than one hundred books have been written about T.E. Lawrence which explore the man and his deeds. Just about every aspect and the many incarnations of his life, his campaigns, the geo-politics of the Arab world, and the influence of the West in it, as Lawrence experienced them, have been examined. However, nobody has gone in search of the mind of the man himself - of his formation and his deep beliefs. Nobody has asked the question, What, really, is the source of the extraordinary power of this little man? - not only in terms of his incontestable qualities of leadership, but also in regard to the sheer range of his activities and accomplishments. Archaeologist, writer, guerilla warfare theorist and practitioner, diplomat, soldier and airman, Lawrence also possessed an unusual ability to cross boundaries of class, race, culture, and religion. On top of this, he demonstrated the ability to walk away from power and wealth and the accumulation of things - to change his name more than once; to begin again at the bottom of the heap in the RAF, and stay there, with only a few friends and books and a motorcycle.Lawrence - Warrior and Scholar is a quest. It examines how a slight Oxford academic combined two of the most challenging paths a man can choose. What drove and motivated this man? How was it that he could apparently out-shoot, out-ride, and out-starve the Bedouin? How is it that the US military, and others, are still studying his famous account of the Arab Revolt and his '27 Articles'?Drawing upon what Lawrence and those who knew him wrote, and did, and said, Bruce Leigh delves into Lawrence's personal philosophy and practices, examining and analyzing his library, and his close relationship to the world of classical scholarship and chivalry, emphasizing that Lawrence's views were not abstractions only, but intimately tied to his actions and deeds.Ultimately, the book argues that there is a message in Lawrence's writings and activities - one that is against the grain of the world of self-definition by consumption. As one of his friends wrote: 'The Man was great, the message is greater.'
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Cover; Chapter One Ethics and the Culture of War; Chapter Two 'as i lie here out of sight'; Chapter Three Chivalry; Chapter Four Clouds Hill Books; Chapter Five Xenophon; Chapter Six Lucian; Chapter Seven Apollonius of Tyana; Chapter Eight After Arabia; Chapter Nine Seven Pillars of Wisdom; Chapter Ten the Personal Chapter in Seven Pillars; Chapter Eleven Cynics and Stoics; Chapter Twelve Food and Drink; Chapter Thirteen Philosophy, Metaphysics and the Self; Chapter Fourteen The Military Philosophers; Chapter Fifteen Sex and Pain; Chapter Sixteen Speed and Politics

Envoi or A Letter to LawrenceAppendix 1; Appendix 2; Bibliography; Index; Other Titles from Tattered Flagg Press; Back Cover

More than one hundred books have been written about T.E. Lawrence which explore the man and his deeds. Just about every aspect and the many incarnations of his life, his campaigns, the geo-politics of the Arab world, and the influence of the West in it, as Lawrence experienced them, have been examined. However, nobody has gone in search of the mind of the man himself - of his formation and his deep beliefs. Nobody has asked the question, What, really, is the source of the extraordinary power of this little man? - not only in terms of his incontestable qualities of leadership, but also in regard to the sheer range of his activities and accomplishments. Archaeologist, writer, guerilla warfare theorist and practitioner, diplomat, soldier and airman, Lawrence also possessed an unusual ability to cross boundaries of class, race, culture, and religion. On top of this, he demonstrated the ability to walk away from power and wealth and the accumulation of things - to change his name more than once; to begin again at the bottom of the heap in the RAF, and stay there, with only a few friends and books and a motorcycle.Lawrence - Warrior and Scholar is a quest. It examines how a slight Oxford academic combined two of the most challenging paths a man can choose. What drove and motivated this man? How was it that he could apparently out-shoot, out-ride, and out-starve the Bedouin? How is it that the US military, and others, are still studying his famous account of the Arab Revolt and his '27 Articles'?Drawing upon what Lawrence and those who knew him wrote, and did, and said, Bruce Leigh delves into Lawrence's personal philosophy and practices, examining and analyzing his library, and his close relationship to the world of classical scholarship and chivalry, emphasizing that Lawrence's views were not abstractions only, but intimately tied to his actions and deeds.Ultimately, the book argues that there is a message in Lawrence's writings and activities - one that is against the grain of the world of self-definition by consumption. As one of his friends wrote: 'The Man was great, the message is greater.'

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Bruce Leigh was born in Harrow, Middlesex, England. He studied at Manchester College of Commerce and Leicester University, where he received a degree in social sciences. After a brief period as a liberal studies lecturer at Welwyn Garden City College of Further Education, he worked for the bibliographic services division of Marylebone public libraries in London from 1970 to 1972 and then as assistant librarian at Kensington reference library. From 1975 to 1985, he was the manager of the paperback department at the Karnac Books shop, and became an assistant buyer for psychology, philosophy and sociology books for Waterstones in Charing Cross Road shop. His book, Lawrence: Warrior and Scholar, was published in 2014. He died in July 2018 at the age of 75. <p> (Bowker Author Biography)

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