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10 best books of August 2013, according to Amazon's editors

What are the best titles for the final days of summer? Check out Amazon's picks.

- Monitor Staff

3. 'Lawrence in Arabia,' by Scott Anderson

With World War I raging, few people were following the Arab Revolt against the Ottoman Empire. But Anderson (also the author of "The Man Who Tried to Save the World," among other works) reveals how several men, including T.E. Lawrence, influenced the events and how the revolt contributed to our understanding of the Middle East today. "It's filtered through Scott Anderson's amazing knowledge of the Middle East," Nelson says of the book.


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