Lawrence in Arabia by Scott Anderson cover

Moment Editors’ Book Picks of 2014

Got some leisurely reading time on your hands this Hanukkah season? We've got you covered. As the year winds to a close, we asked our editors to round up some of the best books of 2014, for your reading pleasure. Take a break from festivities next week to curl up with one these page-turners, from My Promised Land to Lawrence in Arabia. Nadine Epstein (Editor & Publisher) Lawrence of Arabia. If you would like to travel back to before the time when the borders of today's Middle East were drawn, this is the book for you. You'll meet a varied cast of true characters, from Lawrence himself to german spy Kurt Prufrock, American oil/state department man, William Yale and proto-Zionist/agronomist Aaron Aaronsohn. I've read many books on the history of the Middle East, and I've never felt as informed...

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