Desert Queen: The Extraordinary Life of Gertrude Bell, Adventurer, Adviser to Kings, Ally of Lawrence of Arabia download free [PDF and Ebook] by Janet Wallach

Desert Queen: The Extraordinary Life of Gertrude Bell, Adventurer, Adviser to Kings, Ally of Lawrence of Arabia download free [PDF and Ebook] by Janet Wallach year 2005
  • Book name: Desert Queen: The Extraordinary Life of Gertrude Bell, Adventurer, Adviser to Kings, Ally of Lawrence of Arabia
  • Author: Janet Wallach
  • Release date: 2005/5/29
  • Publisher: RANDOM HOUSE USA INC
  • Language: English
  • Genre or Collection: Society and Social Sciences
  • ISBN: 9781400096190
  • Rating: 8.43 of 10
  • Votes: 335
  • Review by: Ray Batson
  • Review rating: 7.09 of 10
  • Review Date: 2018/9/6
  • Total pages: 447
  • Includes a PDF summary of 40 pages
  • Description or summary of the book: This 'richly textured biography' (Chicago Tribune) inspired the mesmerizing documentary, Letters from Baghdad, soon to air on public television. Here is the story of Gertrude Bell, who explored, mapped, and excavated the Arab world throughout the early twentieth century. Recruited by British intelligence during World War I, she played a crucial role in obtaining the loyalty of Arab leaders, and her connections and information provided the brains to match T. E. Lawrence's brawn. After the war, she played a major role in creating the modern Middle East and was, at the time, considered the most powerful woman in the British Empire. In this masterful biography, Janet Wallach shows us the woman behind these achievements-a woman whose passion and defiant independence were at odds with the confined and custom-bound England she left behind. Too long eclipsed by Lawrence, Gertrude Bell emerges at last in her own right as a vital player on the stage of modern history, and as a woman whose life was both a heartbreaking story and a grand adventure.
  • Estimated reading time (average reader): 27H4M5S
  • Other categories, genre or collection: Biography: Historical, Political & Military, Biography: General, Geographical Discovery & Exploration, Middle Eastern History, Political Leaders & Leadership, Military History
  • Available formats: TXT, WORD, DOC, FB2, EPUB, BMP, PDF, OEB. Compressed in ZIP, EML, RAR, TAR.BZ
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  • Format: Paperback
  • Approximate value: 19.81 USD
  • Dimensions: 134x206x24mm
  • Weight: 426g
  • Printed by: Random House Inc
  • Published in: New York, United States
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