'I am not much of a hero worshipper, but I could have followed T.E. Lawrence over the edge of the world.' --John Buchan
'I deem him one of the greatest beings alive in our time - we shall never see his like again. His name will live in history.' --Winston Churchill
'T.E. Lawrence has fully as much literary as military genius. He shows himself to be one of the great writers, and the question comes into one's mind if he be not the only one of the great writers of the world who was also a great man of action.' --Literary Review
About the Author
T. E. Lawrence was born in 1888. Educated at Oxford, he was later made a research fellow of All Souls College. During the First World War he was attached to the Hejaz Expeditionary Force and later transferred to General Allenby's staff. In 1921 he became Advisor on Arab Affairs in the Colonial Office. In 1927, uncomfortable with his 'Lawrence of Arabia' legend, Lawrence changed his name to Shaw and joined the RAF. He was killed in a motobike accident in 1935 at the age of 47. Author of the classic Seven Pillars of Wisdom - his famed account of the Arab Revolt - Lawrence also wrote a prose translation of Homer's Odyssey and was the author of 'Crusader Castles' and 'The Mint'.