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The Memoirs of Sir Ronald Storrs
The Memoirs of Sir Ronald Storrs
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Putnam, 1937, 563 pp

One of the most valuable books on the Near East to be published in recent years. Storrs was Oriental Secretary in Cairo before the war, later helped organize the Arabian campaign in which Lawrence won fame, was Civil Governor of Jerusalem from 1918 to 1926 and Governor of Cyprus for the following six years. These memoirs, aside from their great historical worth, have high literary merits. Above all, they serve admirably to demonstrate once again how much the British Empire owes its power and prestige to men whose chief qualities are good will, common sense and a sound classical education.