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Michael Korda s new biography of Lawrence of Arabia is big-hearted and provocative a page-turner that also helps us understand how the Middle East became the confused mess it is today. Hero is a magnificent achievement. --Nathaniel Philbrick Korda persuasively argues that had Lawrence s vision for a Mideast peace prevailed after the war...that deeply troubled part of the world might be a far more peaceful, prosperous region than it is today. --Associated Press Korda s biography of Lawrence s life and legend conjure up a pathos and a very human side to the mystique of Lawrence of Arabia. --New York Journal of Books Few come closer to appraising the man in all his protean grandeur, and essential mystery, than Michael Korda. . . . One of the most compelling books I have read in a long time. --Sir Alistair Horne, CBE, author of A Savage War of Peace A splendid biography about a most unusual and extraordinary individual. --Hugh Thomas, author of The Spanish Civil War Much has been written about him, but no one has succeeded in illuminating the quintessential Lawrence of Arabia so profoundly and so well as Michael Korda. Hero is a work of brilliance, discernment and meticulous scholarship that surely will be hailed as the gold standard. --Henry A. Kissinger Lawrence of Arabia, one of the great heroes of any age, has found the right biographer in Michael Korda--a keen judge of the human condition and a master story teller who can separate myth from reality without diminishing the grandeur of his subject. --Evan Thomas, author of The War Lovers Hero is a full-scale, major event, [and] a great biography. . . . The triumph of the book is Michael Korda s brilliant, always balanced portrait of the infinitely fascinating Lawrence of Arabia, the relevance of which, now in our time, is of greater importance than ever. --David McCullough T.E. Lawrence is next to impossible to fix on the page. Yet Michael Korda has done so, delivering up a crowded, improbable life in a page-turning biography, every bit as rich as its protean subject. A splendid read. --Stacy Schiff, author of Cleopatra: A Life Michael Korda s magisterial and beautifully illustrated new book, Hero: The Life and Legend of Lawrence of Arabia, is a stunningly good biography of one of the most famous, yet least understood heroes of the 20th century. --Sarasota Herald-Tribune This magisterial biography of British soldier and adventurer T.E. Lawrence celebrates a life spent subverting authority in the most glamorous--and bizarre--ways. Korda s vivid portrait of Lawrence and his warring impulses captures the brilliance and charisma of this fascinating figure. --Publishers Weekly (starred review) Korda...has redrawn the map, and reinvented T.E. Lawrence, coming closest to giving this elusive holograph in a white dishdasha a pulse. --Daily Beast Comprehensive. . . . An accessible, textured story of one man who intimatelyknew the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune. --Kirkus Reviews Hero is a portrait of Lawrence in all his complexity that is worth its 700-plus pages. --BookPage "Hero is a portrait of Lawrence in all his complexity that is worth its 700-plus pages."--BookPage "Korda persuasively argues that had Lawrence's vision for a Mideast peace prevailed after the war...that deeply troubled part of the world might be a far more peaceful, prosperous region than it is today."--Associated Press "A splendid biography about a most unusual and extraordinary individual."--Hugh Thomas, author of The Spanish Civil War ""Hero" is a full-scale, major event, [and] a great biography. . . . The triumph of the book is Michael Korda's brilliant, always balanced portrait of the infinitely fascinating Lawrence of Arabia, the relevance of which, now in our time, is of greater importance than ever."--David McCullough "Lawrence of Arabia, one of the great heroes of any age, has found the right biographer in Michael Korda--a keen judge of the human condition and a master story teller who can separate myth from reality without diminishing the grandeur of his subject."--Evan Thomas, author of The War Lovers "Few come closer to appraising the man in all his protean grandeur, and essential mystery, than Michael Korda. . . . One of the most compelling books I have read in a long time."--Sir Alistair Horne, CBE, author of A Savage War of Peace "Korda...has redrawn the map, and reinvented T.E. Lawrence, coming closest to giving this elusive holograph in a white "dishdasha" a pulse."--Daily Beast "In "Hero", Korda presents Lawrence's life in minute, fascinating detail. . . . Korda's extensive research and straightforward writing make this a valuable addition to the Lawrence library, a one-stop resource for all who are interested in this hero."--"Dallas News" "Korda's biography of Lawrence's life and legend conjure up a pathos and a very human side to the mystique of Lawrence of Arabia."--New York Journal of Books "T.E. Lawrence is next to impossible to fix on the page. Yet Michael Korda has done so, delivering up a crowded, improbable life in a page-turning biography, every bit as rich as its protean subject. A splendid read."--Stacy Schiff, author of Cleopatra: A Life "Michael Korda's magisterial and beautifully illustrated new book... is a stunningly good biography of one of the most famous, yet least understood heroes of the 20th century."--Sarasota Herald-Tribune "There couldn't be a better time to brush up on the life and times of T.E. Lawrence. . . . Korda persuasively argues that had Lawrence's vision for a Mideast peace prevailed after the war . . . that deeply troubled part of the world might be a far more peaceful, prosperous region than it is today."--Associated Press "Comprehensive. . . . An accessible, textured story of one man who intimately knew the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune."--Kirkus Reviews "In Hero, Korda presents Lawrence's life in minute, fascinating detail. . . . Korda's extensive research and straightforward writing make this a valuable addition to the Lawrence library, a one-stop resource for all who are interested in this hero."--Dallas News "[Korda] has redrawn the map, and reinvented T.E. Lawrence, coming closest to giving this elusive holograph in a white dishdasha a pulse."--Daily Beast "Hero is a full-scale, major event, [and] a great biography. . . . The triumph of the book is Michael Korda's brilliant, always balanced portrait of the infinitely fascinating Lawrence of Arabia, the relevance of which, now in our time, is of greater importance than ever."--David McCullough "Much has been written about him, but no one has succeeded in illuminating the quintessential Lawrence of Arabia so profoundly and so well as Michael Korda. Hero is a work of brilliance, discernment and meticulous scholarship that surely will be hailed as the gold standard."--Henry A. Kissinger "Michael Korda's new biography of Lawrence of Arabia is big-hearted and provocative--a page-turner that also helps us understand how the Middle East became the confused mess it is today. Hero is a magnificent achievement."--Nathaniel Philbrick, author of The Last Stand "This magisterial biography of British soldier and adventurer T.E. Lawrence celebrates a life spent subverting authority in the most glamorous--and bizarre--ways. Korda's vivid portrait of Lawrence and his warring impulses captures the brilliance and charisma of this fascinating figure."--Publishers Weekly (starred review) "Michael Korda captures the indomitable, tormented spirit of this extraordinary man. . . . Well crafted and excellent in its depiction of T.E. Lawrence as a multi-dimensional figure. . . . A fine biography."--Washington Post "The story of T.E. Lawrence's life is one well worth reading, particularly for its insights about the history of the Middle East."--USA Today "The strength of Hero lies in its ability to analyze Lawrence's accomplishments and to add something meaningful to the larger body of Lawrence lore. . . . Mr. Korda writes with authority...Sagacious and valuable. . . . Most important, Mr. Korda makes himself a credible authority on some of the most egregious misconceptions that surround Lawrence's story."--New York Times "In case you thought there was nothing let to say about T.E. Lawrence . . . along comes Michael Korda with Hero brilliant, illuminating, un-putdownable, a masterpiece of biography about quite possibly the most fascinating and complex personality of the 20th century."--Christopher Buckley, author Losing Mum and Pup "An unexpectedly fresh, engagingly written biography that adds substantially to our understanding of this strange, contradictory, curiously admirable and compelling subject's life and contribution."--Los Angeles Times "[A] beguiling biography. . . . Korda is at his best describing, after the heroics in the desert, the touching antiheroics of Lawrence's later life."--New York Times Book Review

Korda (With Wings Like Eagles) balances accounts of T.E. Lawrence's undisputed exploits with considerations of less substantiated events, the myth created in popular culture, and the impact his legacy continues to have on the Middle East. Korda's main contribution to Lawrence scholarship is his claim that the adventurer was not a brooding recluse but, rather, a highly social man with plenty of friends and a well-developed sense of humor. British actor Robin Sachs (robinsachs.com), an outstanding reader of histories-as exemplified in his narration of G.J. Meyer's The Tudors (Random Audio)-sounds authoritative without seeming pompous, helping to convey Lawrence's complexity and stature. Recommended for those interested in British history, World War I, the Middle East, and the cult of celebrity, which Korda says began with Lawrence. [See Audio NewsBriefs, LJ 1/11; "a well-written, fast-moving exposition," read the review of the Harper hc, LJ 9/1/10; the Harper Perennial pb will be released in November.-Ed.]-Michael Adams, CUNY Graduate Ctr. Lib. (c) Copyright 2011. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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