no hero worship - at all
[T.E. LAWRENCE] GRAVES, Robert. Lawrence and the Arabian Adventure. New York, Garden City, Doubleday, Doran & Company, 1928.
8vo. Original cloth with pictorial dust-wrappers, map endpapers by Henry Perry printed in red and blue, illustrated with photographs and drawings by Eric Kennington; pp. [x], 400; spine of wrappers a bit darkened, head and tail with minor flaws; a very attractive copy.
First US edition, first printing. 'What Lawrence himself could never say is boldly stated here! Robert Graves, eminent critic and poet, and friend of T.E. Lawrence, tells here for the first time the complete story of Lawrence's Arabian adventure. With no sacrifice of graphic moment, Mr Graves clarifies the historical, geographical, and political setting of Lawrence's exploits. And he tells the truth about Lawrence's life since the war, explaining the motives, and the character behind a life which has seemed inexplicable to a public willing to make a hero of this man who abhors hero-worship' (inside front flap of wrappers). The UK edition had appeared under the title Lawrence and the Arabs.