Rosie’s Avid Readers #RBRT Hero by Michael Korda

Rosie's Avid Readers

Rosie’s Avid readers are people who like reading and have a book to tell us about, they are the voice of a friend who says ” I just read this book….”


Avid reader’s thoughts.

Much has been written about Laurence of Arabia, to say nothing about his own book, The Seven Pillars of Wisdom. The iconic figure of the 20th Century. The film about him was the block buster in the 1960’s and still played today. The book Hero by Michael Korda gives a much more human picture of the man and the epic stories of how he tried to bring peace to the. Middle East after the time of the Ottoman Empire. An insight into the military and political management of world affairs.  Very readable.

Book description

The story of an epic life on a grand scale, Michael Korda’s Hero is a gripping, in-depth biography of the extraordinary, mysterious, and dynamic Englishman still famous the world over as “Lawrence of Arabia.” An Oxford scholar and archaeologist sent to Cairo as a young intelligence officer in 1916, Lawrence was a born leader, utterly fearless and seemingly impervious to pain and fatigue. A bold and ruthless warrior, he was the virtual inventor of modern insurgency and guerrilla warfare; a writer of genius who alternately sought and fled the limelight. Korda digs deeper than anyone before him to expose the flesh-and-blood man and his contradictory nature—farsighted visionary; diplomat and kingmaker; shy, sensitive, and private man; genius military strategist; arguably the first modern “media celebrity” . . . and one of its first victims. Hero is the magisterial story of one of the most unique and fascinating figures of modern times—the arch-hero whose life was, at once, a triumph and a sacrifice.

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4 thoughts on “Rosie’s Avid Readers #RBRT Hero by Michael Korda

  1. Hi Rosie – this sounds a very interesting book .. and based on your info here .. I’ve ordered it – it’s a fascinating period of history … so when I get to read it: that I do not know .. but at least it’ll be here …. cheers Hilary


    • Thank you Hilary, I must say I’ve read The Pillars of Wisdom and of course fell in love with Laurence in the film, my avid reader of this book has a good nose for a book about people who made history, so it should be good.


  2. I hope to find time to read this. I read the Seven Pillars of Wisdom in college and would love to know more than the “Lawrence of Arabia” bio about this man.


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