Lawrence of Arabia and the Romanov sisters

Scott Anderson discusses the famed adventurer Lawrence of Arabia, while Helen Rappaport speaks to us about the tragic daughters of Tsar Nicholas II

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Scott Anderson, the latest biographer of TE Lawrence (better known as Lawrence of Arabia) describes his subject’s eventful life and considers whether Lawrence’s vision might have created a more stable Middle East. Meanwhile, we’re joined by Helen Rappaport, author of a new book on the private lives of the four daughters of Nicholas II of Russia, who would eventually all be murdered by the Bolsheviks.

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