Lawrence encouraged Zionist immigration to then-Palestine as part of his mediation efforts between Prince Feisal and Chaim Weizmann, who later became Israel’s first president.
Scott Anderson addresses some of the continuing controversies concerning T.E. Lawrence.
The British explorer, spy and soldier spent years in the Middle East, encouraging Arab independence.
Eighty-five-years after her death in Baghdad, adventurer Gertrude Bell is still remembered as the woman who built a nation.