Lawrence and Aaronsohn: T.E. Lawrence, Aaron Aaronsohn, and the Seeds of the Arab-Israeli Conflict

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Penguin, 2007 - Počet stran: 513
How Lawrence of Arabia and a Jewish agronomist from Palestine mapped the land and conflicts of the modern Middle East

In the turmoil of the First World War, while the Great Powers secretly plotted the future of the Middle East, a second lieutenant from Oxfordshire and a Jewish agronomist from Palestine audaciously imagined new nations—Arab and Jewish—rising from the ashes of the Ottoman Empire. T. E. Lawrence, who would later become the iconic Lawrence of Arabia, used his assignment of coordinating Arab support for British war strategies to advance the dreams of an Arab state. Aaron Aaronsohn gave up a distinguished career in science and, with his sister Sarah, established a secret spy network in wartime Palestine, providing the intelligence that enabled the British victory over the Turks.

Their arguments in wartime Cairo and at the Peace Conference in Paris presaged the political battles of the Middle East today. In this gripping narrative history, Ronald Florence resurrects the exploits and sacrifices of an unsung Zionist hero, deconstructs the legend of Lawrence of Arabia, and provides new perspectives on the origins of the Arab-Israeli conflict.
 

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LAWRENCE AND AARONSOHN: T.E. Lawrence, Aaron Aaronsohn, and the Seeds of the Arab-Israeli Conflict

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In which the British speak with forked tongues, and the Middle East is born.Historian/novelist Florence's (Blood Libel: The Damascus Affair of 1840, 2006, etc.) study of events in World War I operates ... Přečíst celou recenzi

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There seems little doubt that Aaron Aaronsohn (1876-1919)-pioneering Zionist, agronomist, cartographer, and British spy-richly deserves a proper biography. Aaronsohn's astonishing abilities and ... Přečíst celou recenzi

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Prologue i
1
The Road to the Savoy Hotel
5
Romania Romania
30
Bastard
53
Fame
64
The Archaeologist
94
War
114
Cairo
134
Aqaba
244
Allenby
263
Deraa
306
Sarah Alone
322
The Desert Meeting
341
Damascus
367
Mapmakers
384
Endings
417

Sarah
154
The Arab Bureau
181
Aaron Alone
201
At the Savoy Hotel
220
Legacies
448
Athlit 283
507
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O autorovi (2007)

Ronald Florenceis a historian and novelist, and the author of The Gypsy Man, The Perfect Machineand Blood Libel. This is his ninth book.

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