Having long ago seen the epic, widescreen version of the classic film about TE Lawrence, it was time for me to pick up his biography, Lawrence of Arabia: My Journey in Search of TE Lawrence, to learn a bit more about one of the more prominent 20th-century British heroes. A legend in his own remarkable lifetime.

Author Ranulph Fiennes recalls being a bored 23-year-old tank troop leader when he received a letter inviting him to apply for a posting to the Omani army...

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