A Prince of Our Disorder

by John E. Mack.Little, Brown, $15.00. Professor Mack, a psychiatrist, examines the life of Lawrence of Arabia in terms of that profession and does it in a thoroughly level-headed way. Consequently, readers looking for desert romance, military action, homosexual melodrama, or even orthodox Freudianism will be disappointed. Those interested in an intelligent attempt to identify the forces that shaped Lawrence’s exceptional character will find this biography highly rewarding. Illustrations, maps, index, notes, bibliography.