Hero: The Life and Legend of Lawrence of Arabia

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The acclaimed author of the "New York Times"-bestseller "Ike" returns with a definitive new biography of the legendary British scholar, adventurer, soldier, and hero who became a myth in his lifetime--T.E. Lawrence, Lawrence of Arabia.
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title_display Hero : the life and legend of Lawrence of Arabia
title_full Hero : the life and legend of Lawrence of Arabia / by Michael Korda, Hero The Life and Legend of Lawrence of Arabia, Hero: the life and legend of Lawrence of Arabia [electronic resource] / Michael Korda
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title_sub The Life and Legend of Lawrence of Arabia
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