I’m currently immersed in Scott Anderson’s Lawrence in Arabia: War, Deceit, Imperial Folly and the Making of the Modern Middle East and so am eager to attend the Howto Academy’s–howto: Understand Lawrence of Arabia featuring Anthony Sattin, author of Young Lawrence-A Portrait of the Legend as a Young Man.
From the howto: academy: “Who was the mysterious young archeologist who became known as Lawrence of Arabia? And why did he, one hundred years ago, burn the first manuscript of his great epic, Seven Pillars of Wisdom? What was the story he wanted to conceal from the world? In what promises to be a riveting event, the acclaimed biographer and travel writer, Anthony Sattin, will uncover the truth about T E Lawrence. To celebrate the launch of his much anticipated new book, Sattin will discuss the secret behind Lawrence’s birth, his tortuous relationship with his dominant mother, his deep affection for an Arab boy, the intimate details of the extraordinary journeys he took, and the personal reasons that drove him from being a student to becoming a spy.”