A Prince of Our Disorder: The Life of T.E. Lawrence
By: John E. Mack (author)Paperback
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John Mack explores the relationship between Lawrence's inner life and his historically significant actions. Interviews, correspondence, access to War Office dispatches and unpublished letters provide the basis for Macks's investigation of the psychological dimensions of Lawrence's personality. In addition, Mack examines the history, politics, and sociology of the time in order to weigh the real forces with which Lawrence contended and which impinged upon him.
John Mack, M.D., was Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School, and Founding Director of the Center for Psychology and Social Change, Cambridge, Massachusetts.
* Preface, 1998 * Introduction * Part 1: Family Background and Childhood *1. Chapmans and Lawrences *2. Childhood and Adolescence *3. Lawrence and His Family: The Burden of Illegitimacy * Part 2: Youth * Introduction *4. Literary Influences *5. Crusader Castles *6. Lawrence at Jesus College, 1907--1910 *7. The First Trip to the Middle East, 1909 *8. Lawrence at Carchemish *9. The Epic Dream and the Fact of War * Part 3: The War Years, 1914--1918 * Introduction *10. The Background of the Arab Revolt *11. Two Years in Cairo, 1914--1916 *12. The Course of the Arab Revolt *13. The Capture of Damascus *14. The Achievements of "Aurens" *15. The Question of Motivation *16. Lawrence the Enabler *17. The Conflict of Responsibility *18. The Heroic Legend and the Hero *19. The Shattering of the Dream * Part 4: The Political Years, 1918--1922 * Introduction *20. Arab Self-determination and Arab Unity *21. Leaving Damascus Behind *22. At the Paris Peace Conference *23. Return to England: London and All Souls *24. Lawrence and Churchill: The Political Settlements in the Middle East * Part 5: The Years in the Ranks, 1922--1935 *25. The Service Years: An Overview *26. Ross: The First RAF Enlistment *27. The Years in the Tanks *28. Cranwell *29. India *30. Mount Batten *31. "Boats, Boats, Boats" *32. Retirement and Death * Part 6: Further Dimensions *33. Intimacy, Sexuality and Penance *34. Lawrence Assayed * Appendix: Twenty-Seven Articles * Chapter Notes * Bibliography * Copyright Acknowledgments * Index
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