A Book to Read and Love: Lawrence in Arabia - War, Deceit, Imperial Folly, and the Making of the Modern Middle East - Scott Anderson

 


A short summary of Lawrence in Arabia:

The creation of the Middle East, after the collapse of the Ottoman Empire.

My favorite quote from the book:

"Earlier than most, Lawrence seemed to embrace the modern concept that history was malleable, that truth was what people were willing to believe."


Questions to ponder while reading Lawrence in Arabia:

Were you surprised by the lack of oversight?

Did you realize there was this much chaos?

My thoughts about the book:

A thorough history of the creation of the Middle East.

So many players, so many agendas.

A great, easy-to-read history of that time and place.