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Gertrude Bell

Queen of the Desert, Shaper of Nations

Gertrude Bell( )
Author: Howell, Georgina
ISBN:978-0-374-53135-5
Publication Date:Apr 2008
Publisher:Farrar, Straus & Giroux
Imprint:Sarah Crichton Books
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $16.00
Book Description:

A marvelous tale of an adventurous life of great historical import

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. Born in 1868 into a world of privilege, Bell turned her back on Victorian society, choosing to read history at Oxford and going on to become an...
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Book Details
Pages:512
Detailed Subjects: Biography & Autobiography / Women
Travel / Essays & Travelogues
Biography & Autobiography / General
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):5.5 x 8.22 x 0.94 Inches
Book Weight:0.9 Pounds



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