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Finding the Real T. E. Lawrence

One author did it the old-fashioned way.

Slate has partnered with Brooklyn Brewery and RISC to bring its hit war correspondent interview series to our readers. In this second installment, Steve Hindy, founder of Brooklyn Brewery and a former Associated Press foreign correspondent, sits down with Scott Anderson, veteran war correspondent and author of the book, Lawrence in Arabia: War, Deceit, Imperial Folly and the Making of the Modern Middle East.​

Anderson’s book on T. E. Lawrence​ was born from a painstaking process. In the clip above, he breaks down the arduous five-year journey that was his Lawrence biography—one that took him from musty archives in England to the comfort of a cabin in the Catskills.​

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