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12 edition of Setting the Desert on Fire found in the catalog.

Setting the Desert on Fire

T. E. Lawrence and Britain"s Secret War in Arabia, 1916-1918

by James Barr

  • 22 Want to read
  • 34 Currently reading

Published by W. W. Norton .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Asian / Middle Eastern history: First World War,
  • Biography: general,
  • History of specific subjects,
  • First World War, 1914-1918,
  • History,
  • History - General History,
  • History - Military / War,
  • History: World,
  • Arabian Peninsula,
  • Europe - Great Britain - General,
  • Middle East - General,
  • Military - World War I,
  • History / Middle East,
  • General,
  • Historical - General,
  • Arab countries,
  • Campaigns,
  • World War, 1914-1918

  • The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages352
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL10157280M
    ISBN 100393060403
    ISBN 109780393060409

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