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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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Cataloging source
BTCTA
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1942-
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Howell, Georgina
Dewey number
  • 956/.02092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
DS566.9.B39
LC item number
H69 2008
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Bell, Gertrude Lowthian
  • Women travelers
  • Women archaeologists
  • Women Asianists
  • Colonial administrators
  • Colonial administrators
Label
Gertrude Bell : queen of the desert, shaper of nations, Georgina Howell
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"Originally published in 2006 by Macmillan, Great Britain, as Daughter of the desert"--T.p. verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [453]-460) and index
Contents
Gertrude and Florence -- Education -- The civilized woman -- Becoming a person -- Mountaineering -- Desert travel -- Dick Doughty-Wylie -- Limit of endurance -- Escape -- War work -- Cairo, Delhi, Basra -- Government through Gertrude -- Anger -- Faisal -- Coronation -- Staying and leaving
Control code
ocn180752054
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
1st American paperback ed.
Extent
xix, 481 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9780374531355
Note
Gift of Mary Lou Williamson.
Other physical details
ill., maps, ports.
System control number
(OCoLC)180752054
Label
Gertrude Bell : queen of the desert, shaper of nations, Georgina Howell
Publication
Note
"Originally published in 2006 by Macmillan, Great Britain, as Daughter of the desert"--T.p. verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [453]-460) and index
Contents
Gertrude and Florence -- Education -- The civilized woman -- Becoming a person -- Mountaineering -- Desert travel -- Dick Doughty-Wylie -- Limit of endurance -- Escape -- War work -- Cairo, Delhi, Basra -- Government through Gertrude -- Anger -- Faisal -- Coronation -- Staying and leaving
Control code
ocn180752054
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
1st American paperback ed.
Extent
xix, 481 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9780374531355
Note
Gift of Mary Lou Williamson.
Other physical details
ill., maps, ports.
System control number
(OCoLC)180752054

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