New York, NY : Harper, c2010.
1 online resource (xvii, 762 p.  p. of plates) : ill., maps, ports.
"Who is this extraordinary pip-squeak?"
Aqaba, 1917 : the making of a hero
"The family romance"
Carchemish : 1911-1914
Cairo : 1914-1916
1917 : "The uncrowned king of Arabia"
1918 : triumph and tragedy
In the great world
"Backing into the limelight" : 1920-1922
"Solitary in the ranks"
Epilogue: Life after death.
The story of an epic life on a grand scale: a revealing, in-depth biography of the extraordinary, mysterious, and dynamic Englishman whose daring exploits and romantic profile--including his blond, sun-burnished good looks and flowing white robes--made him an object of intense fascination, still famous the world over as "Lawrence of Arabia." An Oxford scholar and archaeologist, Lawrence was sent to Cairo as a young intelligence officer in 1916. He vanished into the desert in 1917 only to emerge later as one of the greatest--and certainly most colorful--figures of World War One. As Korda shows, Lawrence was not only a man of his times; he was a visionary whose accomplishments--farsighted diplomat and kingmaker, military strategist of genius, perhaps the first modern "media celebrity" (and one of the first victims of it), and an acclaimed writer--transcended his era.--From publisher description.