The Manual - Epictetus - A Short Summary and Review

Lawrence in Arabia - War, Deceit, Imperial Folly, and the Making of the Modern Middle East - Scott Anderson - A Short Summary & Review


A short summary of Lawrence in Arabia:

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

My favorite Scott Anderson 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 the book:

Were you surprised by the lack of oversight?

Did you realize there was this much chaos?

My review of Lawrence in Arabia:

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.


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