I am currently reading a fascinating book, Lawrence in Arabia: War, Deceit, Imperial Folly and the Making of the Modern Middle East, by Scott Anderson. It chronicles the events during World War I centered around the lives of a handful of pivotal characters that shaped the outcome in the "side show of side shows" as T.E. Lawrence (aka Lawrence of Arabia) once remarked. Below is a quick sketch I did from a picture I found on the Internet of T.E. Lawrence.