October 13th, 2007

I bet they would have made a film about him...

... but Glubb of Jordan doesn't have the same ring to it as Lawrence of Arabia (actually he was known as 'Glubb Pasha')

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glubb
http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/march/2/newsid_2514000/2514379.stm
"Tomorrow, General Glubb will report to the Foreign Office before going to Chequers for lunch with the Prime Minister, Sir Anthony Eden."

This was found by a trail starting with the biography of Emanuel Goldberg, Emanuel Goldberg and His Knowledge Machine
http://lu.com/showbook.cfm?isbn=0313313326 who essentially had, in the 30s, made a functioning Memex (which he called a Statistical Machine), about which more later, probably. It is a fine book.
Goldberg went to Palestine after having to flee from Germany in 1933. This lead me to think that I didn't actually know very much about the Jews in Palestine, and thus a trip to Wikipedia.

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