Lawrence
of Arabia

T. E. Lawrence

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Introduction

 

All men dream: but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds wake in the day to find that it was vanity: but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act out their dream with open eyes, to make it possible.

^ T.E. Lawrence: Seven Pillars of Wisdom

Thomas Edward Lawrence, Ned, TEL, TE Lawrence, Col. Lawrence, Lawrence of Arabia, TE Shaw, Airman Ross, Private Shaw. He was known by many names and became a legend in his own time. The legend has endured. It is difficult to separate the man from the myth. Many have tried over the years to remove the mask only to discover more layers of questions beneath the facade.

This modest website is a guidepost on your journey of discovering who he was.

< Pencil Drawing by Augustus John. The line drawing was done in a two minute sitting while Lawrence was looking out the window of Augustus John's Paris flat. Lawrence was delighted with it, and it was included in Seven Pillars of Wisdom. It also provided the frontispiece of its abridgement: Revolt in the Desert.

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