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Desert Queen free pdf Turning away from the privileged world of the "eminent Victorians," Gertrude Bell (1868--1926) explored, mapped, and excavated the world of the Arabs. 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 wit 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.

About Janet Wallach

Janet Wallach is the author of "Seraglio "and "Chanel: Her Style and Her Life," and coauthor, with her husband John Wallach, of three previous books on the Middle East: "The New Palestinians"- "Arafat: In the Eyes of the Beholder"- and "Still Small Voices: The Real Heroes of the Arab-Israeli Conflict." She lives in New York City and Connecticut.

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Author : Janet Wallach
Publisher : Anchor Books
Data Published : 01 July 2005
ISBN : 1400096197
EAN : 9781400096190
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 425 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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