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Michael Korda on His T.E. Lawrence Bio

December 3, @ 5 p.m.; December 4 @ 5 p.m.
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According to Michael Korda’s new biography of the British soldier and adventurer T.E. Lawrence (aka Lawrence of Arabia; 1888 – 1935), George Bernard Shaw once scolded his friend, who had just published a biography, Seven Pillars of Wisdom, “Confound you and the book: you are no more to be trusted with a pen than a child with a torpedo.”  Nonetheless, Shaw used Lawrence as his model for Saint Joan.

A former editor-in-chief of Simon & Schuster and the author of many books, Michael Korda, who lives in Pleasant Valley (Dutchess County), will read from and discuss his latest, Hero: The Life and Legend of Lawrence of Arabia, as part of the Vassar College Bookstore Author Series on Friday.  He will do likewise at Merritt Books on Saturday and at Oblong Books & Music in Rhinebeck on December 11 (for details on this last and a video interview with Korda see Rural Intelligence next week).

Vassar College Bookstore
Main Building
Poughkeepsie, NY; Friday, 5 p.m.

Merritt Bookstore
Millbrook, NY; Saturday, 5 p.m.

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