Military History Circle - TE Lawrence: Making Friends and Running an Insurgency in the Arab World

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James Barr assesses what lessons Lawrence of Arabia offers in defeating insurgents and building alliances in the Arab world.


James Barr will draw on four years' archival research and Middle Eastern study that culminated in his book, ‘Setting the Desert on Fire: Britain's secret war in Arabia 1916-18’. Barr assesses what lessons Lawrence of Arabia can offer in defeating insurgents and building alliances in the Arab world; exactly ninety years after Lawrence swept into Aqaba.

About the Author

James Barr graduated from Oxford with a first in Modern History, went on to write leaders for the Daily Telegraph and now works in the City.  Setting the Desert on Fire: T. E. Lawrence and Britain's Secret War in Arabia, 1916-18 was published by Bloomsbury in June 2006.



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