"There are No Lessons for the World No Disclosures to Shock Peoples, it is Filled with Trivial Things, Partly that No One Mistake for History the Bones from Which Some Day a Man May Make History." More than seventy years ago, T. E. Lawrence-universally known as Lawrence of Arabia-wrote these self-effacing words in the introductory chapter to his monumental epic, Seven Pillars of Wisdom. Not even a man as hopeful for immortality as he could have predicted how enduring a place in twentieth-century English literature his extraordinary memoir would claim. Lawrence tells the story of his role in the Arab revolt against the Turks, a minor, diversionary theater of war for the British immersed in World War I, but a profoundly meaningful struggle for the Arabs. He draws amazingly evocative portraits of the principal players, and it is doubtful if anyone else writing in English has ever described the vast and beautiful Arabian terrain with such power of detail and such subtle shading. Not only a consummate military history, but also a colorful saga and a lyrical exploration of the mind of a great man, Seven Pillars of Wisdom has become an indisputable classic. What has lent the book its lasting fascination is Lawrence's passionate account of the Arab people and of the Arab nation struggling to be born. The parallels to be drawn with the ongoing conflict in the Middle East are undeniable. Whether this masterpiece is read as thrilling military history, a timeless adventure story, or prescient narrative, Seven Pillars of Wisdom is destined to enthrall generations to come.Lawrence, T. E. is the author of 'Seven Pillars of Wisdom A Triumph', published 1991 under ISBN 9780385418959 and ISBN 0385418957.