QR Code Link to This Post T. E. Lawrence, better known to movie goers as "Lawrence of Arabia", penned in his own words the "Seven Pillars of Wisdom", which traces, beginning in 1919, England's plan to involve the Arabs in a rebellion against the Turks, who were allied with Germany. Such was the beginning, eventually involving T. E. Lawrence donning Arab garb....sitting atop a trusty camel in full stride and support of the Arab cause. The movie came to glorify this humble man....his deeds.....honorable intentions....and his desire to elevate the downtrodden through the muck and mire of the political misgivings at home. Hence, the inscription on the front book cover itself which reads, "the sword also means cleanness & death". In actuality, Lawrence, who was born August 16, 1888 in Wales, was a British archaeologist, military officer, diplomat, and writer. He was renowned for his liaison role during the Sinai and Palestine campaign, and then the Arab revolt against the Ottoman Empire during the First World War. His ability to describe these events vividly in writing earned him international fame as Lawrence of Arabia - the title used in the 1962 film based on his wartime exploits. Thomas Edward Lawrence died May 19, 1935 in Dorset, England, the result of a fatal motorcycle accident. The hardcover book "Seven Pillars Of Wisdom" was privately printed in 1926, and first published for general circulation in 1935 by Doubleday, Doran & Company. Its 671 pages include the following: +Synopsis Book 1 - My First Visit To Arabia +Synopsis Book ll - Feisal's First Extension Northward +Synopsis Book lll - Concentrating Against The Medina Railway +Synopsis Book lV - The Expedition Against Akaba +Synopsis Book V - Exploiting The New Base +Synopsis Book Vl - The Failure Of The Bridges +Synopsis Book Vll - A Winter Campaign +Synopsis Book Vlll - Orthodoxy Arrives +Synopsis Book lX - Maneuvering For A Final Stroke +Synopsis Book X - The Liberation of Damascus +Epilogue Overall, considering its 1935 publication date, the book is in excellent condition....both inside and out. No defects or distractions either.