Most people think of our 50th state as a sort of paradise vacation destination, and few know much about its culture and history. These books are all very readable, but will deepen the visitor’s appreciation and understanding of this very special place. jand
During WWI the European powers all had their sights on the weakening Ottoman Empire. T. E. Lawrence and Gertrude Bell were two of the many forces at work in shaping the modern Middle East. Explore this topic further. This list was made for the Capitol Hill Branch Book Group when they read Lawrence in Arabia. -Bill K.