Well written but very hard to understand the reader, who ends every other sentence so quietly that you can't hear the words.
This is a wonderfully written book by T.E. Lawrence, who experienced life in the Middle East that set him apart from others who served in the military. I so enjoyed the movie 'Lawrence of Arabia', and to hear his own story of that time period, brought back memories of the situations and circumstances he experienced. One also can hear his inward struggles of who he was as a man, and also his divided loyalties to his country, and those he fought with.
This is an extraordinary biography about an Englishman's two years spent riding with and leading Arab troops in a successful war against the Turks. I was unprepared for the eloquence and density of the writing. There were times it was like eating fudge--so rich my brain had to stop after a while and come back later. TE Lawrence is a kind of man we don't have anymore. A diplomat, a warrior, a strategic campaigner, an introspective anxious climber,a leader of men and a writer of remarkable perception about things human and natural. His time in the desert with a few hundred Arabs is a unique view into a culture that needs even more understanding today.