Thomas Edward Lawrence - Author
1888-1935
British
To me an unnecessary action, or shot, or casualty, was not only waste but sin.

T.E. Lawrence

The image of 'Lawrence of Arabia', dressed in white Arab robes astride a camel is a familiar one, propagated by David Lean's film 1962 film, but dating back to American journalist Lowell Thomas's sensationalist account of Lawrence's part in the Arab revolt, and from Lawrence's own autobiographical account 'Seven Pillars of Wisdom' which, despite some doubts as to its truth in parts, has been described as 'one of the major statements about the fighting experience of the First World War'.

Books by T.E. Lawrence