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Woolley of Ur - WINSTONE, H. V. F.

Secker & Warburg, 1990, Hardback in Dustwrapper..
Condition: Good - in Good DJ. Ex-library with usual marks. Pages gently age-tanned. Leans slightly.

WITH EVANS, Carter and Flinders Petrie, Leonard Woolley was one of the principals in that extraordinary flowering of interest in that extraordinary flowering of interest in archaeology in the first half of the twentieth century. Yet Woolley came to archaeology almost by accident, on the advice of the legendary Warden of New College, Dr Spooner, and it was also by accident that he became embroiled in the curious world of espionage and spent the last two years of the First World War as prisoner of the Turks. Yet for all his phenomenal public achievement, the private life of Leonard Woolley showed lapses of judgment in stark contrast with his meticulous professional standards. H V F Winstone traces the conflicting strands in a sympathetic portrait of this deeply enigmatic figure. Illustrated with B&W photographs.

Size: 9½" x 6¼"
Number of Pages: 314
ISBN: 9780436577901

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