Setting the Desert on Fire: T.E. Lawrence and Britain's Secret War in Arabia, 1916-18 (Paperback)
  • Setting the Desert on Fire: T.E. Lawrence and Britain's Secret War in Arabia, 1916-18 (Paperback)

Setting the Desert on Fire: T.E. Lawrence and Britain's Secret War in Arabia, 1916-18 (Paperback)

£12.99
Paperback Published: 18/06/2007
  • In stock

Usually despatched within 24 hours

  • This item has been added to your basket
It is 1916. The Allies are struggling in the Great War. The Ottoman Sultan calls for a pan-Islamic jihad against all non-Muslims except Germans. But Sharif Husein, ruler of the holy city of Mecca, is smarting under Turkish rule, fomenting Arab nationalism and lobbying the British to support him. It seems to the British a good idea secretly to encourage an Arab revolt. "Setting the Desert on Fire" is a masterly account of this key moment made legendary by T. E. Lawrence, but here filled with a wide range of characters including the British Prime Minister Lloyd George, whose desire to capture 'Jerusalem by Christmas' had consequences that reverberate to this day.

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
ISBN: 9780747585534

You may also be interested in...

Your review has been submitted successfully.

We would love to hear what you think of Waterstones. Why not review Waterstones on Trustpilot?


Review us on Trustpilot