SOLITARY IN THE RANKS - Lawrence of Arabia as Airman and Private Soldier by H. Montgomery Hyde Contents: The history of Colonel T. E. Lawrence's career in the ranks of the Royal Air Force and Royal Tank Corps after gaining fame as 'Lawrence of Arabia' with his spectacular organization of the Arab revolt against the Turks. Book Description: New York: Atheneum, 1978. 1st American edition in original dust jacket. Dark blue cloth hardcover. Measures 9-1/8" x 6" wide. 288 pp. Illustrated with numerous b/w historical images. Condition: Overall, book in very good condition. Glossy dust jacket in clean condition. Previous collector has some highlighting to pages. Previous collector's name plate on inner front cover. Not ex-library or book club edition.