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Florence, Ronald
Lawrence and Aaronsohn : T.E. Lawrence, Aaron Aaronsohn, and the seeds of the Arab-Israeli conflict / Ronald Florence
New York : Viking, c2007
book jacket
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 3rd Floor  DS125.5 .F56 2007    AVAILABLE
 Armenian Research Center  DS125.5 .F56    CALL 593-5181
Subject(s) World War, 1914-1918 -- Palestine
World War, 1914-1918 -- Military intelligence -- Palestine
Jews -- Palestine -- History
Subject Palestine -- History -- 1799-1917
Aaronsohn, Aaron, 1876-1919
Lawrence, T. E. (Thomas Edward), 1888-1935
Physical Description 513 p., [16] p. of plates : ill., maps ; 24 cm
Note ACCESS: Armenian Research Center's copy may only be used at the Armenian Research Center ; please call 313 593-5181 for Center hours
Includes bibliographical references (p. 465-493) and index
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
Contents The road to the Savoy Hotel -- Romania, Romania -- Bastard -- Fame -- The archaeologist -- War -- Cairo -- Sarah -- The Arab bureau -- Aaron alone -- At the Savoy Hotel -- Aqaba -- Allenby -- Athlit -- Deraa -- Sarah alone -- The desert meeting -- Damascus -- Mapmakers -- Endings -- Legacies
Series Armenian Research Center collection

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