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

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Penguin Publishing Group, 2008 - Počet stran: 513
How a second lieutenant from Oxfordshire and a Jewish agronomist from Palestine mapped the land and conflicts of the modern Middle East. Historian Florence provides new perspectives on the origins of the Arab-Israeli conflict. In the turmoil of World War I, while the Great Powers secretly plotted the future of the Middle East, Lawrence of Arabia and Aaron Aaronsohn audaciously imagined new nations--Arab and Jewish--rising from the ashes of the Ottoman Empire. The iconic T. E. Lawrence used his assignment of coordinating Arab support for British war strategies to advance the dreams of an Arab state, while now unsung Aaronsohn gave up a distinguished career in science and, with his sister Sarah, established a secret spy network in wartime Palestine, providing 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.--From publisher description.

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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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Ronald Florence was born in California, educated at Berkeley and Harvard, and taught at colleges and universities, ran a foundation, raced sailboats, and raised Cotswold sheep before turning to full-time writing. He lives in Providence, Rhode Island, and travels frequently to Europe and the Middle East to research his novels and narrative histories.

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