The book is an entertaining, albeit sanitized history of the desert war. Written for a younger crowd, it does a great job at conveying the action and excitement of the time. An older, more worldly crowd, might note it avoids the very details that made the story so human; Lawrence's personal doubt's, depressions, and peculiarities are glossed over. So is Lawrence's infamous capture by the Turks, also whitewashed. I understand why, given this book is obviously for a younger crowd, although I wish it had advertised itself as such.