Besides enjoying the sections about places I’ve been to there are several other places that I either always wanted to go to, or discovered in this book.
A non-fiction book which evaluates some of the decisions made by the Israeli government. The analysis of two smart guys, points I did not think about
Mr. Oren presents the history from the point of view of politicians, not the soldiers on the ground. He doesn’t deal much with military tactics but more with high level decisions and diplomatic chess games.
The author does an excellent job brining the reader the many sides of Lawrence, from admiration “cool judgment under fire” to the introducing a complex man, depressed, shy but certainly eccentric. The T.E. Lawrence we learn about has “found himself in part of the world where his taste for sweet things and his dislike of alcohol were shared by most of the local population”.