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Author Florence, Ronald.

Title Lawrence and Aaronsohn : T.E. Lawrence, Aaron Aaronsohn, and the seeds of the Arab-Israeli conflict / Ronald Florence.

Imprint New York : Viking, 2007.


Location Call No. Status
 Middletown, Russell Library - Adult Nonfiction  940.415 FLO    Check Shelf
Description 513 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 465-493) and index.
Contents The road to the Savory Hotel -- Romania, Romania -- Bastard -- Fame -- The Archaeologist -- War -- Cairo -- Sarah -- g The Arab Bureau -- Aaron Alone -- At the Savory Hotel -- Aqaba -- Allenby -- Athlit -- Deraa -- Sarah Alone -- The desert meeting -- Damascus -- Mapmakers -- Endings -- Legacies.
Summary 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.
Subject Aaronsohn, Aaron, 1876-1919.
Lawrence, T. E. (Thomas Edward), 1888-1935.
World War, 1914-1918 -- Palestine.
World War, 1914-1918 -- Military intelligence -- Palestine.
Jews -- Palestine -- History.
Palestine -- History -- 1799-1917.
Aaronsohn, Aaron, 1876-1919. (OCoLC)fst00269130
Lawrence, T. E. (Thomas Edward), 1888-1935. (OCoLC)fst00041713
Jews. (OCoLC)fst00983135
Military intelligence. (OCoLC)fst01021270
Zionism. (OCoLC)fst01184468
Middle East -- Palestine. (OCoLC)fst01207534
World War (1914-1918) (OCoLC)fst01180746
Chronological Term 1799-1918
Genre/Form History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
ISBN 9780670063512
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