Just about the time you think you’ll scream if you’re confronted with another monumental biography, another epic movie, an enigmatic play about T.E. Lawrence along comes journalist Scott Anderson with a monumental tome, titled “Lawrence in Arabia: War, Deceit, Imperial Folly and the Making of The Modern Middle East” (Doubleday, $28.95). Whew!
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Back in the 1920s and 1930s, when most black women worked as domestics, scrub ladies, washerwomen, one young black woman born in 1895 in Washington, D.C. would spend her life on the world political and cultural stage.