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The Resource Gertrude Bell : queen of the desert, shaper of nations, Georgina Howell

Gertrude Bell : queen of the desert, shaper of nations, Georgina Howell

Label
Gertrude Bell : queen of the desert, shaper of nations
Title
Gertrude Bell
Title remainder
queen of the desert, shaper of nations
Statement of responsibility
Georgina Howell
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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 into privilege in 1868, Bell turned her back on Victorian society, choosing to read history at Oxford and going on to become an archaeologist, spy, Arabist, linguist, author, poet, photographer, and mountaineer. She traveled the globe several times, but her passion was the desert--her vast knowledge of the region made her indispensable to the British government during World War I. As an army major on the front lines in Mesopotamia, she supported the creation of an autonomous Arab nation for Iraq, promoting and manipulating the election of King Faisal to the throne and helping to draw the borders of the fledgling state.--From publisher description
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Biography type
individual biography
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Howell, Georgina
Dewey number
956.02092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Archaeologists
  • Women archaeologists
  • Colonial administrators
Label
Gertrude Bell : queen of the desert, shaper of nations, Georgina Howell
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Publication
Control code
14544829
Extent
512 p.
Isbn
9780374531355
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Label
Gertrude Bell : queen of the desert, shaper of nations, Georgina Howell
Publication
Control code
14544829
Extent
512 p.
Isbn
9780374531355
Isbn Type
(pbk.)

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