It's funny how Lawrence was played in the movies by one of Hollywood's tallest actors, when in reality he was a little five-foot-three guy. I've never known a short man who didn't feel a need to compensate by becoming a fighter pilot or empire builder or boss man or obnoxious control freak. I find a lot of short men attractive, but taller men tend to have more relaxed personalities or at least aren't so hungup on proving their Man Hood.
Anyway as I haven't finished the bio yet, I watched a TV show about Lawrence the other night and learned that in addition to malaria and dysentery, Lawrence suffered from big ulcers on his butt from bouncing around on camels. I wondered if the native people were more used to their camels, or was he dealing with a whole nation of ulcerated buttocks? Seems like chronic butt sores would create a very pugnacious climate.