James Barr will draw on four years' archival research and Middle Eastern study that culminated in his book, ‘Setting the Desert on Fire: Britain's secret war in Arabia 1916-18’. Barr assesses what lessons Lawrence of Arabia can offer in defeating insurgents and building alliances in the Arab world; exactly ninety years after Lawrence swept into Aqaba.
About the Author
James Barr graduated from Oxford with a first in Modern History, went on to write leaders for the Daily Telegraph and now works in the City. Setting the Desert on Fire: T. E. Lawrence and Britain's Secret War in Arabia, 1916-18 was published by Bloomsbury in June 2006.
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