Public Lecture Series | With Lawrence in Arabia: Lawrence of Arabia and Lowell Thomas
Where: The Explorers Club
46 E. 70th St.
212-628-8383 Price: $25
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Join us for an outstanding evening when we launch our edition of With Lawrence in Arabia written by our esteemed Explorers Club Member, Lowell Thomas.
Our first speaker will be Mitchell Stephens, a professor of journalism in the Carter Institute at New York University. He is author of The Voice of America: Lowell Thomas and The Invention of the 20th-Century Journalism. Mitchell had the privilege of following Lowell Thomas’s trail around the world and into Arabia. Mitchell has written a new foreword to With Lawrence in Arabia.
In 1918, Lowell Thomas met T. E. Lawrence in Jerusalem and traveled with him for part of the Arab Revolt, which was part of the process of ending the Ottoman Empire during WWI. Lowell’s travels plus interviews with Lawrence led him to write this fast paced book, the basis for the film Lawrence of Arabia, 1961.
Our second speaker will be Explorers Club member Steve Pigott MN’13 who has just returned from tracing the footsteps of Lawrence of Arabia for a Ric Burns documentary. Steve will have slides from this flag expedition.