I knew precious little about T.E. Lawrence (Lawrence of Arabia) prior to reading the book – I was aware of some scramble for oil-rich territory during and after WWI, but still, not much. I didn’t really connect Lawrence with that mess even. Yes, there was a Lawrence of Arabia movie many years ago, but I didn’t see it.
The bits about the Gallipoli incident and the Armenian genocide struck me hard – I know more about the effects of those things – >>>>MORE>>>>