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The Resource Bell of the desert, Alan Gold

Bell of the desert, Alan Gold

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Bell of the desert
Title
Bell of the desert
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Alan Gold
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Language
eng
Summary
A grand historical novel about Gertrude Bell, one of the most influential women 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 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. Alan Gold's meticulously researched novel accurately opens history's pages on a peerless woman who broke all molds on how Victorian women were supposed to behave--socially, intellectually, and physically. Guiding the events of the day in open, sanctioned diplomacy and adventure all across the Middle East, her influence on the men at the vanguard of history, and her unparalleled skill in sculpting the pathways and influences of the English, French, and Arab allies on the region, all lead to perhaps her greatest achievement: single-handedly creating today's Iraq. Told as a biographical narrative of history, Alan Gold reveals that, more than any other single figure, it was this extraordinary woman who most determinedly fashioned the Arab world as we know it today
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
QPPL
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1945-
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Gold, Alan
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
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  • Bell, Gertrude Lowthian
  • Arabists
  • Women archaeologists
  • Colonial administrators
  • Tribes
  • Australian fiction
  • Archaeologists
  • Iraq
Target audience
adult
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the life and times of Gertrude Bell, the woman who created Iraq
Label
Bell of the desert, Alan Gold
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Publication
Copyright
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volume
Content category
text
Control code
000053769623
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
451 pages
Isbn
9781631580079
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
System control number
(OCoLC)895077180
Label
Bell of the desert, Alan Gold
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Control code
000053769623
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
451 pages
Isbn
9781631580079
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
System control number
(OCoLC)895077180

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