Daughter of the Desert

Daughter of the Desert

The Remarkable Life of Gertrude Bell

Book - 2006
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She has been called the female Lawrence of Arabia, which, while not inaccurate, fails to give Gertrude Bell her due. She was at one time the most powerful woman in the British Empire: a nation builder, the driving force behind the creation of modern-day Iraq. She became an archaelogist, spy, Arabist, linguist, author, poet, photographer, and mountaineer. She travelled the globe several times, but her passion was the desert - her vast knowledge of the region made her indispensable to the British government during World War I.
Publisher: London, England : Macmillan, 2006.
ISBN: 9781405045872
1405045876
Characteristics: xvii, 518 pages, [16] pages of plates :,illustrations, maps, portraits ;,24 cm.

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