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Desert Queen: The Extraordinary Life of Gertrude Bell: Adventurer, Adviser to Kings, Ally of Lawrence of Arabia

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This incident-packed biography reveals a woman whose achievements and independent spirit were especially remarkable for her times, and who brought the same passion and intensity to her explorations as she did to her rich romantic life.

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Kate, May 3, 2006 (view all comments by Kate)
"Desert Queen" is the most fascinating book I have ever read, and after reading it several times, I can't wait to start again. Janet Wallach paints a portrait of a larger-than-life figure, a woman who is a mountaineer, heiress, adventurer, linguist, politician, author, translator, government agent, student, and woman in one. Her life was so fantastic, it's often hard as a reader to remember that Gertrude Bell was an actual person. Although Bell lead a charmed life, she was human and her life less than perfect at times. Her extraordinary life, however, makes her death more tragic.

"Desert Queen" is also inspiring. Gertrude Bell was a woman before her time; the fearless way she lead her life is a timeless example for all.
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ISBN:
9781400096190
Author:
Wallach, Janet
Publisher:
Anchor Books
Subject:
Great britain
Subject:
Political
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Historical - British
Subject:
Colonial administrators
Subject:
Colonial administrators -- Great Britain.
Subject:
Women Orientalists
Subject:
Biography-Historical
Subject:
biography;middle east;history;iraq;non-fiction;women;gertrude bell;travel;wwi;arabia;lawrence of arabia;memoir;egypt;adventure;bell;20th century;colonialism;british empire;victorian
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Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20050731
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TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
16 PP BLACK and WHITE/3 MAPS
Pages:
464
Dimensions:
8.12x5.26x.95 in. .94 lbs.

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