Lion in the Sand: The British in the Middle East
- Publish Date: 1995-05-01
- Binding: Hardcover
- Author: Gerald Butt
A book of true-life stories woven into a very readable account of Britain s long involvement in the Middle East. Through the voices of diplomats, oil men, bankers, soldiers & missionaries, & the wives & families who accompanied them, a picture emerges of everyday British expatriate life, set against some of the explosive events of past decades in the Middle East. It is a fascinating collection of tales, sometimes very moving, frequently witty, with the British showing their capacity for humor even when pioneering in the toughest of adversities. Butt has drawn on his own memory & the memories of his family in compiling this remarkable social history.