But it's an interesting book, full of tales of derring-do. I'd already heard a bit about Lawrence's guerilla stuff, but this was my first time reading any details. (I was glad to read about them in a book not written by Lawrence, since I'd heard he wrote some deliberate fibs, working on propaganda in hopes of making things work out better in the region. Sigh.) I hadn't heard of Aaron Aaronsohn and his amazing sister Sarah, but that story might be even more interesting: he used his credibility as a scientist to wander around and be a spy; she ran an espionage network. So there's travel and signalling systems and bribery and late-night boats offshore letting off stealthy swimmers and... And it's good stuff. Meanwhile, you can see how the political machinations went and weep for the soul of humanity. The author, Ronald Florence knows how to keep this stuff interesting. Check it out.