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Author Hodson, Joel C.

Title Lawrence of Arabia and American culture : the making of a transatlantic legend / Joel C. Hodson
Published Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 1995


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Description xiii, 195 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Series Contributions to the study of popular culture ; no. 47
Contributions to the study of popular culture ; no. 47
Contents Ch. 1. Lowell Thomas and the Origins of the Popular Legend of Lawrence of Arabia -- Ch. 2. Backstage at the Theatre -- Ch. 3. Propaganda and Propagation -- Ch. 4. Diffusion of the Legend, 1920-1940: The Cases of Colonels Lawrence and Lindbergh -- Ch. 5. Redefinition and Literary Reception, 1920-1940 -- Ch. 6. Interlude, 1940-1960: Lawrence and Hemingway -- Ch. 7. Commercialization of the Legend, 1960-Present: Lawrence and Hollywood -- Ch. 8. Assaying the Legends
Summary Departing from prior scholarship on T. E. Lawrence, this work examines the extent of Anglo-American cultural interplay and the popular cultural machinery involved in the manufacture of the Lawrence of Arabia legend. The book features several unpublished or rare photographs and draws upon previously unpublished manuscript material, business letters, and supporting documents to recreate the origins of the popular legend of Lawrence of Arabia
Analysis Middle East
World War 1 Military operations
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [169]-183) and index
Subject Lawrence, T. E. (Thomas Edward), 1888-1935.
Great Britain. Army -- Biography -- History and criticism.
Lawrence of Arabia (Motion picture)
Popular culture -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Soldiers -- Great Britain -- Biography -- History and criticism.
World War, 1914-1918 -- Campaigns -- Middle East -- Historiography.
Middle East -- History -- 20th century -- Historiography.
Middle East -- In literature.
LC no. 95009873
ISBN 0313296170 (alk. paper)