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The Resource Bell of the Desert

Bell of the Desert

Label
Bell of the Desert
Title
Bell of the Desert
Statement of responsibility
Alan Gold
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Language
eng
Summary
This historical novel offers an "imaginative chronicle of an extraordinary woman" whose exploits across the Middle East helped create modern-day Iraq (Kirkus Reviews). A brilliant academic, mountaineer, explorer, linguist, politician, and towering literary figure, Gertrude Bell is the most significant unsung heroine of the twentieth century. She was the most celebrated adventurer of her day—the brains behind Lawrence of Arabia, an adviser to kings and desert sheikhs, and the British government's secret weapon in World War I in the campaign against the Turks. Told as a biographical narrative, Alan Gold's Bell of the Desert is a meticulously researched novel that accurately recounts the ways Bell broke the mold of Victorian womanhood socially, intellectually, and physically. Her adventures across the Middle East, her influence on the men at the vanguard of history, and her unparalleled skill in guiding the diplomatic paths of the English, French, and Arab allies of the region all lead to perhaps her greatest achievement—single-handedly creating today's Iraq. Experience the harrowing story of this extraordinary woman who most determinedly fashioned the Arab world as we know it today. "Highly detailed historical fiction." —Kirkus Reviews "A superb account." —Historical Novel Society
Summary
She was the most celebrated adventurer of her day, the brains behind Lawrence of Arabia, an adviser to kings and desert sheikhs, and the British government's secret weapon in WWI in the campaign against the Turks. A brilliant academic, mountaineer, explorer, linguist, politician, and towering literary figure, Gertrude Bell is the most significant unsung heroine of the twentieth century
Writing style
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10389754
Cataloging source
BT
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1945-
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Gold, Alan
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Fiction
  • Literature
  • Thriller
  • Historical Fiction
Target audience
adult
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the life and times of Gertrude Bell, the woman who created Iraq
Label
Bell of the Desert
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Publication
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OVERDRIVE:70358361-9f13-4405-9f41-9d1d29504322
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781631580239
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optical disk
Label
Bell of the Desert
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:70358361-9f13-4405-9f41-9d1d29504322
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781631580239
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Specific material designation
optical disk

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