Lawrence in Arabia

Far from the European trenches of WWI, the Arab Revolt against Turkey was a clandestine operation that gained little attention, but achieved far-reaching results. In this revelatory history, Scott Anderson profiles the four men responsible for overhauling the old Middle East.

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Donna Tartt's The Goldfinch is the winner of the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. James Parker calls this Dickensian coming-of-age novel "an enveloping…