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Seven Pillars of Wisdom

T. E. Lawrence

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Seven Pillars of Wisdom is the autobiographical account of the experiences of T. E. Lawrence (Lawrence of Arabia), a British Army Colonel who served as a military advisor to Bedouin forces in Wadi Rum in Jordan during the Arab Revolt against the Ottoman Turks of 1916 to 1918. It was based on extensive notes that he kept during his time in Africa but at one time, was at risk of not being finished as Lawrence was suffering the psychological effects of the war. With the persuasion of his friends, who believed that finishing it would help his mental state, he produced an abridged version of the book he was originally writing. The title of the book comes from the Book of Proverbs - 'Wisdom hath builded her house, she hath hewn out her seven pillars.'

In the preface, the author says that George Bernard Shaw helped him in editing the book. Lawrence died in a motorcycle accident at the age of 46.

This book has 398 pages in the PDF version, and was originally published in 1926.

Production notes: This ebook of Seven Pillars of Wisdom was published by Global Grey on the 27th October 2021. The artwork used for the cover is 'Sandstorm in the Libyan Desert' by Max Slevogt.

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