Lawrence of Arabia; The Authorized biography of T. E. Lawrence by Jeremy Wilson.
It is a huge book and very detailed. I am early on in the book. Lawrence is 21 years old , at Oxford and returning from his first trip to Syria, where he walked most all of three months alone looking at castles for his thesis. He feet are naturally trashed, so he is taking a cruise home to England to rest his feet.
I have read other biographies about Lawrence, this one looks the best. It is my opinion that Lawrence was mad. I mean his trip to the Middle East that I mentioned seems typical of Lawrence. He was an extremist. His Brough Superior SS100 was a 1000cc Motorcycle (his seventh of same) and reached speeds of over 100+ miles per hour. This was what he was riding the day he was killed. I have a Scooter which does 32 mph and that would be plenty to kill me on a highway.
Well, enough about Lawrence. I love to read biographies mostly. No fiction here.