Lawrence and Aaronsohn : T.E. Lawrence, Aaron Aaronsohn, and the seeds of the Arab-Israeli conflict /
by Florence, Ronald.Publisher: New York : Viking, 2007Description: 513 p.,  p. of plates : ill., maps ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9780670063512; 0670063517.Subject(s): Lawrence, T. E. 1888-1935. (Thomas Edward) | Aaronsohn, Aaron, 1876-1919 | Zionism | Jews -- History. -- Palestine | World War, 1914-1918 -- Military intelligence -- Palestine | World War, 1914-1918 -- Palestine | Palestine -- History -- 1799-1917Online resources: Publisher description | Contributor biographical information | Table of contents only
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Epoka University Library
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 465-493) and index.
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.
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.