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The Resource A woman in Arabia : the writings of the Queen of the Desert, Gertrude Bell ; edited by Georgina Howell

A woman in Arabia : the writings of the Queen of the Desert, Gertrude Bell ; edited by Georgina Howell

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A woman in Arabia : the writings of the Queen of the Desert
Title
A woman in Arabia
Title remainder
the writings of the Queen of the Desert
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Gertrude Bell ; edited by Georgina Howell
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eng
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"A portrait in her own words of the female Lawrence of Arabia. One of the great woman adventurers of the twentieth century and the chief architect of British policy in the Middle East after World War I, Gertrude Bell turned her back on Victorian society to study at Oxford and travel the world. Mountaineer, archaeologist, Arabist, writer, poet, linguist, and spy, she dedicated her life to championing the Arab cause and was instrumental in drawing the borders that define today's Middle East. As she wrote in one of her letters, "It's a bore being a woman when you are in Arabia." Forthright and spirited, opinionated and playful, and deeply instructive about the Arab world, this volume brings together Bell's letters, military dispatches, diary entries, and travel writings to offer an intimate look at a woman who shaped nations."--Back cover
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In the last century, few people lived more astounding - or influential - lives than Gertrude Bell. During World War I, she worked her way up from spy to army major to become one of the most powerful woman in the British Empire. After the defeat of the Ottoman Empire, she was instrumental in drawing the borders that define the region today, including creating an independent Iraq. This is the epic story of Bell's life, told through her letters, military dispatches, diary entries, and other writings
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autobiography
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10440099
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YDXCP
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1868-1926
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Bell, Gertrude Lowthian
Dewey number
956.02
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index present
Literary form
non fiction
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1942-
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Howell, Georgina
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True
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Penguin Classics
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  • Bell, Gertrude Lowthian
  • Asianists
  • Women Asianists
  • Travellers
  • Women travellers
  • Archaeologists
  • Women archaeologists
  • Colonial administrators
  • Colonial administrators
  • Middle East
  • Middle East
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adult
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the writings of the queen of the desert
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A woman in Arabia : the writings of the Queen of the Desert, Gertrude Bell ; edited by Georgina Howell
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Includes index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
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  • text
  • cartographic image
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cri
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rdacontent
Control code
000055388532
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
xlv, 272 pages
Isbn
9780143107378
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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n
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maps
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(OCoLC)881869814
Label
A woman in Arabia : the writings of the Queen of the Desert, Gertrude Bell ; edited by Georgina Howell
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • cartographic image
Content type code
cri
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000055388532
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
xlv, 272 pages
Isbn
9780143107378
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
maps
System control number
(OCoLC)881869814

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