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Desert Queen: The Extraordinary Life of Gertrude Bell: Adventurer, Adviser to Kings, Ally of Lawrence of Arabia
Desert Queen: The Extraordinary Life of Gertrude Bell: Adventurer, Adviser to Kings, Ally of Lawrence of Arabia
by Janet Wallach
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Arabian Sands: Revised Edition
Arabian Sands: Revised Edition
by Wilfred Thesiger
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Arabian Sands is Wilfred Thesiger's record of his extraordinary journey through the parched "Empty Quarter" of Arabia. Educated at Eton and Oxford, Thesiger was repulsed by the softness and rigidity of Western life"the machines, the calling cards, the... (read more)

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Passionate Nomad: The Life of Freya Stark (Modern Library)
Passionate Nomad: The Life of Freya Stark (Modern Library)
by Jane F Geniesse
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Freya Stark—traveler, explorer, Arabist, and woman of letters—began the extraordinary adventures that would glamorize her—and would catapult her into public life for the next sixty years—in 1927. And with the... (read more)

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A Rage to Live: A Biography of Richard and Isabel Burton (American)
A Rage to Live: A Biography of Richard and Isabel Burton (American)
by Mary S Lovell
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From the moment they met, their marriage seemed both inevitable and impossible. Isabel was a schoolgirl, scion of the Arundells, England's most distinguished Catholic family, and when they passed each other while walking at a seaside resort, Richard... (read more)

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Gertrude Bell : the Arabian Diaries, 1913-1914 (00 Edition)
Gertrude Bell : the Arabian Diaries, 1913-1914 (00 Edition)
by Rosemary (ed.) O'brien
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Gertrude Bell's Arabian diaries, published here for the first time, rank as one of the great travel narratives, carrying readers along on a desperate and heroic journey that foreshadows the emergence of the future imperial servant in Baghdad in the l920s.... (read more)

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The Valleys of the Assassins: And Other Persian Travels (Modern Library)
The Valleys of the Assassins: And Other Persian Travels (Modern Library)
by Freya Stark
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Hailed as a classic upon its first publication in 1934, The Valleys of the Assassins firmly established Freya Stark as one of her generation's most intrepid explorers. The book chronicles her travels into Luristan, the mountainous terrain nestled between... (read more)

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Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah & Meccah #2: Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah and Meccah, Vol. 2
Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah & Meccah #2: Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah and Meccah, Vol. 2
by Richard Burton
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Posing as a wandering dervish, Burton gained admittance to the holy Kaabah and to the tomb of the prophet at Medina and participated in all the rituals of the Hadj (pilgrimage). A treasury of material on Arab life, beliefs, manners and morals, and more... (read more)

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Persian Pictures: From the Mountains to the Sea
Persian Pictures: From the Mountains to the Sea
by Gertrude Bell
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When Gertrude Bells uncle was appointed Minister in Tehran in 1891, she declared that the great ambition of her life was to visit Persia. Several months later, she did. And so began a lifetime of travel and a lifelong enchantment with what she saw as the... (read more)

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Desert Queen
Desert Queen
by Janet Wallach
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Turning away from the privileged world of the "eminent Victorians," Gertrude Bell (18681926) explored, mapped, and excavated the world of the Arabs. Recruited by British intelligence during World War I, she played a crucial role in obtaining... (read more)

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Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage Volume 1
Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage Volume 1
by Richard F Burton
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Posing as a wandering dervish, Burton gained admittance to the holy Kaabah and to the tomb of the prophet at Medina and participated in all the rituals of the Hadj (pilgrimage). A treasury of material on Arab life, beliefs, manners and morals, and much... (read more)

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Baghdad Without a Map
Baghdad Without a Map
by Tony Horwitz
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This wild and comic tale of Middle East misadventure is "a very funny and frequently insightful look at the world's most combustible region. Fearlessness is a valuable quality in a travel writer, and Mr. Horwitz...seems as intrepid as they come". (The... (read more)

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Drinking Arak Off an Ayatollah's Beard: A Journey Through the Inside-Out Worlds of Iran and Afghanistan
Drinking Arak Off an Ayatollah's Beard: A Journey Through the Inside-Out Worlds of Iran and Afghanistan
by Nicholas Jubber
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An engrossing blend of travel writing and history, Drinking Arak off an Ayatollah’s Beard traces one man’s adventure-filled journey through today’s Iran, Afghanistan, and Central Asia, and describes his remarkable attempt to make sense... (read more)

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The Adventures of Ibn Battuta
The Adventures of Ibn Battuta
by Ross E Dunn
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'Known as the greatest traveler of premodern times, Abu Abdallah ibn Battuta was born in Morocco in 1304 and educated in Islamic law. At the age of twenty-one, he left home to make the holy pilgrimage to Mecca. This was only the first of a series of... (read more)

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Seven Shades of Memory: Stories of Old Iran
Seven Shades of Memory: Stories of Old Iran
by Terence Odonnell
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Terence O'Donnell lived in Iran from 1957-71, operating a farm from 196370 before returning to America. "Seven Shades of Memory is his first collection of short stories. The stories share the theme of cultural collision, either as East meets West, or as... (read more)

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Desert Queen: The Extraordinary Life of Gertrude Bell-Adventurer, Advisor to Kings, Ally of Lawrence of Arabia
Desert Queen: The Extraordinary Life of Gertrude Bell-Adventurer, Advisor to Kings, Ally of Lawrence of Arabia
by Janet Wallach
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Karama!: Journeys Through the Arab Spring
Karama!: Journeys Through the Arab Spring
by Johnny West
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Tribes with Flags: A Dangerous Passage Through the Chaos of the Middle East
Tribes with Flags: A Dangerous Passage Through the Chaos of the Middle East
by Charles Glass
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Oman Under Arabian Skies
Oman Under Arabian Skies
by Patrick Allen
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Marsh Arabs
Marsh Arabs
by Wilfred Thesiger
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Youthful Explorers in Bible Lands: A Faithful Account of the Scenery, Ruins, Productions, Customs, Antiquities and Traditions of Scriptural Countries;
Youthful Explorers in Bible Lands: A Faithful Account of the Scenery, Ruins, Productions, Customs, Antiquities and Traditions of Scriptural Countries;
by Robert Ll D Morris
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