The World Affairs Council of Houston presents Lawrence in Arabia: Imperial Ambitions & the Making of the Modern Middle East.
Acclaimed author Scott Anderson will be hosted by the World Affairs Council of Houston on Thursday, June 5th at the Junior League to discuss his nationally bestselling book LAWRENCE IN ARABIA. Named a “Best Book of the Year” by NPR, The Chicago Tribune, The Seattle Times and others, LAWRENCE IN ARABIA is a thrilling and revelatory narrative of one of the most epic and consequential periods in twentieth-century history—the Arab Revolt, and the secret game to control the Middle East.
Scott Anderson (pictured)
Author & Journalist
T.E. Lawrence, one of the most intriguing figures of 20th-century warfare, played a key role in the Arab revolt against the Ottoman Turks during World War I. While millions were dying in European trenches, the Western powers paid little attention to the developments in the Middle East. As a result, Lawrence and a small handful of adventurers and low-level officers were able to shape events far away from the centers of power.
Writer Scott Anderson’s narrative of this period is a guide to understanding the modern Middle East.
Scott Anderson is a veteran war correspondent who has reported from Lebanon, Israel, Egypt, Northern Ireland, Chechnya, Sudan, Bosnia, El Salvador and many other strife-torn countries. A contributing writer to the New York Times Magazine, his work has also appeared in Vanity Fair, Esquire, Harper's and Outside. He is the author Moonlight Hotel and Triage and of non-fiction books The Man Who Tried to Save the World and The 4 O'Clock Murders, and co-author of War Zones and Inside The League with his brother Jon Lee Anderson.
His book Lawrence In Arabia: War, Deceit, Imperial Folly and the Making of the Modern Middle East will be available for sale and signing at the program.
2014/06/05 - 2014/06/05
Additional time info:
Registration: 6:00 p.m.
Program: 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.